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Pope Francis Presentation 2015

The 2nd Annual Presentation on Pope Francis
Honoring the 2nd Anniversary of His Election

          His Commitment to the Environment

'Let us be protectors of God's creation, protectors of God's plan inscribed in nature,
protectors of one another and of the environment.'

Pope Francis has energized the faithful world since his election on March 13, 2013. A hallmark of his papacy has been a focus on environmental protection as a Christian ethic of care. Dan Misleh, Executive Director of the Catholic Climate Covenant, will offer his insights on the Pope's commitment to creation on the eve of the publication of his encyclical on ecology.

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Photo of Dan MislehDan Misleh '82

Founding Director of the Catholic Climate Covenant

Since 1982, Dan Misleh has been involved in the social mission of the Catholic Church beginning with two years in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Alaska through today. Dan has worked in California, Ohio and in Washington, DC. Prior to becoming the founding director of the Catholic Climate Covenant, Dan worked for eleven years at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as a policy advisor and as the Director of Diocesan Relations for the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development. Dan attended the Sustainability Summit held at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in May 2014.

Dan graduated with a degree in business management from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and holds a masters degree in theology from the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, California. Dan and his wife Susan have three children and live in Cheverly, Maryland near Washington, DC.

In May 2014, Xavier's President, Fr. Michael Graham, S.J. signed the Catholic Climate Covenant's St. Francis CCC logoPledge joining other Catholic and Jesuit universities, individuals, families, parishes, organizations, and institutions committed to Pray, Learn, Assess, Act, and Advocate in ways that protect the environment and the world's poor.


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