Catholic Conference of Ohio
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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Statewide Catholic Rural Life Dialogue

The Vocation of Agriculture: to Till and Keep God's Creation

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Reflection Reading for Participants:
Laudato Si and the Vocation to Agriculture by Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson

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10 am: Opening prayer/Welcome

10:15: Call to dialogue: Jerry Freewalt, Diocese of Columbus

 10:30 Keynote: Sr. Christine Pratt, OSU 
 The vocation of agriculture: To till and keep God’s creation


11:15: Panel:  
Pam Long: Archdiocese of Cincinnati/Dayton, Ohio Catholic Rural Life Board: Moderator
Amalie Lipstreu. Policy Program Coordinator, OEFFA (Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association)
Greg Hitzhusen: Ohio State, Center for Ethics and Human Values: Environment
Baldemar Velasquez: FLOC Immigrant Farm Workers
Jeff Wuebker: Catholic Pork Producer
To be named: Ohio Issues

12:30:  Luncheon with legislators

1:00 Legislative Dialogue
Senator Bob Hackett (R), #10, Clark, Greene, Madison Counties
Representative Dave Leland (D) #22, Franklin County

1:30: Table discussions:
In light of dialogue, things I would like to see our church address
In light of dialogue, things I would like to see state policies address

2:10:  Table Reports/ Comments 

2:30: Wrap up, Observations 

2:40 Closing Prayer

2:45 End

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