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Laudato si’: Reshaping the international conversation on climate change

30 June 2015
Tierras altas en Mindanao, Filipinas. Foto de: P Walpole

Between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year according to a 2014 report from the World Health Organization. The direct damage costs to health, excluding costs in health-determining sectors such as agriculture and water and sanitation, is also estimated to be between US$ 2-4 billion per...
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A Laudato si’ guidance map for human development and dialogue

30 June 2015
Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home

Ecojesuit is putting up this guidance map  to the different parts of Laudato si’, the environment encyclical of Pope Francis, for readers who wish to engage with this document in terms of human development perspectives but who may not share the same faith convictions. The guidance map is presented in this sequence: from the...
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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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A path-breaking encyclical Laudato si’

19 June 2015
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S Ignacimuthu, SJ The encyclical Laudato si’ by his Holiness Pope Francis is a welcome document at this time when environmental protection is becoming more and more important in today’s context. The effect of environmental deterioration is being felt all over the world through climate change, global warming, frequent natural calamities, loss of biodiversity,...
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Vatican’s active commitment to promote responsible dialogue between faith and science for sustainable development and humanity

31 May 2015
Le Secrétaire Général de l’ONU, Ban Ki-moon rencontre le Pape Francis au Vatican avec d’autres leaders mondiaux dans des communautés de foi et de science. Crédit photo: L’Osservatore Romano/Reuters

Jose Ignacio Garcia The Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences are two Vatican institutions seeking to promote a responsible dialogue between faith and science. They do not express the official voice of the Church but their meetings are always a good indicator of the concerns of the Catholic Church....
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The Francis Effect, change, and hard work

31 January 2015
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Mariel de Jesus And so, after a whirlwind four-day visit, Shepherd One carried Pope Francis back to Rome last 19 January. Somehow, it’s very hard to see him leave. For the past few days, it’s as if the Philippines was in a nationwide recollection with the Supreme Pontiff and the encounter has been one...
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