Faith and Justice: Integral ecology is a key concept in chapter four of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical. It flows from his understanding that “everything is closely related.”
Faith and Justice: According to Pope Francis, "our immense technological development has not been accompanied by a development in human responsibility, values and conscience."
Faith and Justice: In Laudato Si’ Pope Francis reflects on God, creation and the role of humanity in the divine plan.
Faith and Justice: Pope Francis' training as a scientist and his life experience helps explain his approach to the environment in Laudato Si'.
More than a week out, we can look back and see the ripples caused by the drop of Pope Francis' timely encyclical letter on care for our common home. The bishop of Rome has made just enough waves to leave the world asking: Could this be the thing that brings people of faith and nonreligious together?
Faith and Justice: The encyclical is great for individual reading but even better for a book club, class, or discussion group. Here's a readers' guide to Laudato Si'.
One in five seminaries and theological institutions in North America surveyed offer courses on faith and the environment and the number appears to be growing, a study by a Jerusalem-based interfaith environmental group found.
Faith and Justice: Journalists have had a lot of questions for Fr. Reese lately about Laudato Si': Why does it matter? What impact will it have? Why all the attention?
Catholics in the United States are "excited" and "pleased" with the "hopeful" document, though some doubt much will change.
If anything about the account presented in Laudato Si' is off, it is that Francis takes an "overly conservative" approach, a meteorologist says.