Energizing Faith, Empowering Life (without borders) with Frank Bergh
Sunday, April 10, 2011
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center
711 W. Monroe Street, 2nd floor ~ Room 25C
What does electricity have to do with human dignity?
How can renewable energy improve the quality of life
for those in need?
What does Catholic Social Teaching tell the Church
about its relationship to the Earth?
Join the Old St. Patrick’s Justice Initiative for a seminar on environmental awareness and activism during Lent, in preparation for Earth Day (Wednesday, April 20, during Holy Week). This program invites you to reflect on Catholic environmental morality as we explore Pope Benedict’s New Year’s Day of Peace 2010 message to the Church: ”if you want to cultivate peace, safeguard creation.”
Please join us. All are welcome.
Frank Bergh is 25-years-old and a member of Old St. Pat’s. As an electrical engineer, he facilitates the interconnection of wind farms to the electrical grid in North America for one of the world’s leading wind turbine manufacturers. As a Catholic Worker, he envisions renewable energy as a means toward social justice and environmental sustainability.
During the past five years, he has been a member of Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA), an international volunteer organization focused on communitydriven sustainable development projects. In May of 2009, Frank traveled to Haiti to install a 9.5 kW solar photovoltaic energy system on the roof of a rural, off-the-grid maternity clinic. He has also participated in engineering or construction work in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Malawi.