Below is the schedule for all events hosted by the Environment Program in Palm Court on April 22nd, 2021. Please don’t forget your mask.
2:30-3:15pm: LIM Berry Retreat
Passionist priest and scholar Thomas Berry, C.P., Ph.D., was a great friend to the Loyola Institute for Ministry. He gave a series of lectures at Loyola University New Orleans which focused on what he identified as the 4 influential institutions directing human affairs: the church, the university, the government, and the commercial establishment and how they must transform themselves to save planet Earth and, thus, faithfully fulfill their roles as faithful stewards of God’s creation. This video features excerpts from his lecture on the church, Berry focuses on ways in which the church can help humans to recover an ecocentric orientation to the world through its recognition of the intrinsic value of nature, a message that remains timely and urgent today.
3:15-4:15pm: Peace Conference Interview with musician Ramy Essam
On the final day of Loyola’s 2021 Student Peace Conference, Dr. Mark Fernandez (Dept. of History) interviewed the famed Egyptian revolutionary musician Ramy Essam. Ramy is best known for his appearances in Tahrir Square in Cairo during the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, where he became known as the “the voice of the revolution.” In this interview, Ramy shares his musical talent with acoustic performances and discusses his experience during the revolution (including his imprisonment and torture), his political and musical inspirations, and what influence music should have on the politics of the future. You can find out more about Ramy and hear more of his music at ramyessam.com.