As part of the Europe in Solidarity Project Friends of the Earth Malta is organising an ONLINE discussion on the concept of integral ecology with guest speaker Mark Ciantar.
Solidarity is a very broad concept that can take many forms but at its core is empathy and compassion with the people around us, as well as the social and natural ecosystems that we are a part of. At a time when we are seeing increased disconnectedness and imminent threats to ecosystems worldwide, Mark Ciantar will be sharing with us practical aspects of holistic solutions that take into account how natural systems interact between themselves and with social systems, that can strengthen our social fabric.
Mark Ciantar,OFM, is a Franciscan actively involved in the promotion and actual practice of integral ecology as described in Pope Francis’ ‘Laudato Si’. “Everything is interconnected, and… genuine care for our own lives and our relationship with nature is inseparable from fraternity, justice and faithfulness to others”. His immersion in permaculture taught him the value of sustainable agricultural practices not only for the well-being of our planet, but also for the holistic healing of the human person.
In response to a local situation where green spaces are systematically annihilated, together with a group of young people, Mark recently founded a non-governmental organization named ‘Inteko’, through which initial and ongoing support is offered to individuals or entities that seek to rehabilitate their fields or gardens as green and possibly food-producing spaces.
If you would like to attend this free online event, register through the form below.
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