Making the Connection Between Ecology and Theology for all Faith Traditions.


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Kentucky IPL Members in Action – 

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Dr. Kate Bulinski – Bellarmine University

Dr. Kate Bulinski serves as an associate professor of geosciences in the School of Environmental Studies at Bellarmine University and works to engage students by raising awareness on environmental issues.  She advises the student led environmental club R.A.I.S.E. (Responsible Action Innovating Sustainable Efforts) on Bellarmine’s campus and also advises students in environmental internships around the Louisville region.

In addition to teaching a variety of Geological and Environmental studies at the university, Dr. Bulinksi is engaged on paleoecological studies at the Falls of the Ohio State Park and also serves as President on the Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light Board of Directors.


Fr. Jim Flynn – Catholic priest

Father James E. Flynn, ordained March 26, 1955, has served as a pastor, administrator and sacramental moderator. He was the founding pastor of Epiphany Church in 1971. He also served as pastor of St. William Church and was chairman of the Liturgical Commission. He served as associate pastor of St. Ann, Our Lady of Lourdes and Mother of Good Counsel churches. He was involved in the sanctuary movement in the 1980’s.  He retired in 1999.

Since the issuance of Pope’s Francis’’ encyclical, Laudato Si, Fr. Flynn has been active in spread word about caring for God’s creation.   He has conducted nearly 50 presentations at faith communities, both Catholic and non-catholic, and civic groups about the importance of the Encyclical and it’s impact in our lives.  Additionally, he has been sending a weekly quote from the Encyclical to 35 parishes for publication in weekly bulletins – including one in Spanish.  He also regularly sends quotes to Al Dia en America, Louisville’s Spanish paper.


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