On October 25-27, 2019, Fr. Bob Dueweke, osa, gave a retreat in Las Cruces, NM, on Bernard Lonergan’s notion of Cosmopolis, applied to the reality of climate change. The purpose of the retreat was to raise awareness of human-induced climate change and what we, as individuals and as church, can do to mitigate its consequences. The notion of cosmopolis refers to those people who live the transcendental precepts (be attentive, be intelligent, be reasonable, be responsible, be in love) in service as change agents for a better world. This annual retreat is part of a long series on Lonergan’s thought and how his ideas can be applied to everyday life. Previous retreat themes are the transcendental precepts, the conversions, and realms of meaning.
Next year’s theme is on Beauty, October 30-November 1, 2020, at Holy Cross Retreat Center in Las Cruces, NM.