Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Mining symposium fosters respectful dialogue

Mineral resource development discussed in context of Laudato Si'

Four Aboriginal representives beat their drums in the welcoming ceremony.  (Photos Submitted)
The Archdiocese of Vancouver held a symposium regarding ethical methods for the mining industry in regards to the environment April 8. 

Stakeholders, including Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, members of the mining association of B.C., and various Aboriginal representatives, attended the day long discussion at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre.

The symposium featured panels regarding the pope's encyclical Laudato Si', climate risks, and mineral resource development.

Attendees were encouraged to dialogue with the presenters to better understand the problems mining companies face while ensuring that mining operations take full account of the common good.
Deacon Rennie Nahanee leads the congregation in prayer before the event began.

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