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World leaders in Paris, Pope in Africa

30 November 2015
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Jaime Tatay Nieto, SJ It is no coincidence Pope Francis is in Africa while world leaders gather in Paris in the run-up to COP21. As part of a high-level Vatican strategy to catalyze action on climate change – in which Laudato si’ (LS) was a timely and well-planned element – Francis wants to offer...
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CIDSE’s Paris, for the People and for the Planet: Placing the moral dimension of climate change at the core

15 November 2015
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CIDSE, an international global alliance of 17 Catholic development agencies working together for global justice put together a report that sets out CIDSE’s vision for the climate agreement, one that places the moral dimension of climate change at the core. Inspired by Laudato si’, Pope Francis’ environment encyclical, the CIDSE report entitled Paris, for...
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Volunteering in Bendum: Integrated inclusive education in the uplands

30 September 2015
Lucía con amigos de Bendum. Foto de: L Cervilla

Paula Sendín interviewing Lucía Cervilla Lucía Cervilla is a young visitor from Spain who spent four weeks as a volunteer last summer in Bendum, Bukidnon in northern Mindanao, Philippines. During her visit, Lucía took part and contributed to some of the elementary and high school activities at the Apu Palamguwan Cultural Education Center (APC) ...
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Greener churches and ethical investing: Helping shape environmental and social decisions

15 August 2015
Mercado dominical de frutas y verduras orgánicas de pequeños productores en la parroquia de la Archidiocesis de Cagayan de Oro en el norte de Mindanao, Filipinas. Foto de: S Miclat

Michael L Tan The papal encyclical Laudato si’ sparked many discussions about the relationship of religion to environmental conservation. What I’d like to see more of, especially in the Philippines, are greener churches, literally and figuratively. Churches in the Philippines – Catholic, Protestant, or Iglesia ni Cristo – as well as mosques, would do...
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Ten realizations arising from Laudato si’

31 July 2015
El Padre Tony visitando los jóvenes indígenas de tierras altas haciendo carpintería en Bukidnon, Filipinas, como parte de un programa más amplio ecología integral para los jóvenes adultos, con formación para la adquisición de destrezas y de valores. Foto de: ESSC

Antonio F Moreno, SJ Laudato si’ is unparalleled in many senses. In Catholic social thought, it is the first papal encyclical that treats the environment and climate change issues in the light of faith. No other papal encyclical has received as much attention before and after its release as this one. Arguably, this is...
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Calling for an active caring and praising for our common home through an integral ecology

26 June 2015
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Sylvia Miclat The papal encyclical Laudato Si’ is a call to people of the 21st century for change and action. Even if technically an encyclical is a letter to the bishops, the interest and fervor Laudato Si’ is generating extends much further than the bishops and the communities of Catholics around the world. This...
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Laudato si’ “makes noise”

23 June 2015
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Alirio Cáceres Aguirre As he himself asked the youth from Argentina during the World Youth Day 2013 (Brazil), Pope Francis is “making noise” as speaker of the Church that wants to move outside of itself to find God present in history. The Encyclical Laudato Si’ is addressed not only to Catholics but to everyone...
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Laudato si’: Five new encyclical calls

22 June 2015
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Jaime Tatay Nieto, SJ The pope’s encyclical on the environment is not as new as it might appear from the outset. In fact, it is a logic consequence of decades of reflection about some problems – social and environmental – that cannot be detached and must be addressed together. Today we cannot talk separately...
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Laudato si’: Science, society, ethics, and spirituality in harmony

22 June 2015
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Peter Knox, SJ Laudato si’ is a joy to read, and will be close to the heart of any Christian concerned for the future of our planet. It is packed with information, yet avoids being too technical. From an African perspective, I appreciate that it is holistic yet bounded, inclusive, concrete, prophetic and another...
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Laudato si’ moves us to conversion and action

19 June 2015
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Brother Ken Homan, SJ Here in the United States, much of the pre-encyclical news coverage has coincided with reports on upcoming presidential elections. The presidential race includes several Catholic candidates, such as Jeb Bush, Rick Santorum, Marco Rubio, and Martin O’Malley. News groups ranging from National Public Radio to The New York Times have...
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