The Common Good and our Common Seas

29/04/2019 11:27

International Conference
The Common Good and our Common Seas
People and the Sea
Copenhagen, Denmark, 3-5 May 2019



Christian organizations are coming together with other civil society to celebrate and discuss life on, around and in the seas, which are a common heritage of all humankind. Participants are coming from countries around the world, from the US to the Ukraine, and many are participating online.


This conference comes from a faith-based core and draws from the “integral” approach spearheaded by the encyclical letter Laudato Si’ published in 2015 and shortly followed by the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Following this approach, we will encompass the perspectives from various fields including theology, policies, human rights, ecology, business and industry.


In the old seafaring capital of Copenhagen, we will host an enriching and stimulating dialogue pragmatically engaging key stakeholders across sectors, hearing their visions, disseminating knowledge, sharing challenges and hope. By doing so, the conference aims to bring an inspiring
contribution to a so needed broader and sustained dialogue on our common seas; such a dialogue has to take place with an integral approach and needs also to take into consideration the wisdom and genuine principles from faith communities.


Justitia et Pax Europa: Stefan Lunte +33 680 179422
Justitia et Pax Denmark: Maria Hammershøy +45 26 167 147
Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development:
The Global Catholic Climate Movement: Cecilia Dall’Oglio +39 3331271680
Stella Maris: Martin Foley: +44 7941 231628