Joint diploma course in integral ecology now offered online

Joint diploma course in integral ecology now offered online

The English edition of the Joint Diploma in Integral Ecology, an initiative of the Pontifical Universities and Athenaeums in Rome in 2016 after the publication of Laudato Si’, is now offered online and officially launched on 25 January.

The Course on Integral Ecology: From Laudato si’ to Laudate Deum (TJVE01) is handled by an international faculty of renowned academics, leaders, and activists, representing some of the major institutions and groups involved in the area of creation care.

The course consists of six modules of 90 minutes each to be held from January to June 2024 (on every third Thursday of the month from 13.30 to 15.00 hrs CEST/GMT+1), along with a workshop in March and an international online conference on Laudate Deum in May. The sessions are:

  • Session 1, 25 January – What is happening to our common home?
  • Session 2, 15 February – The Gospel of Creation
  • Workshop, 7 March
  • Session 3, 21 March – The human roots of the crisis
  • Session 4, 18 April – Integral ecology
  • International online conference on Laudate Deum – 2 May
  • Session 5, 16 May – Lines of action
  • Session 6, 20 June – Ecological education and spirituality

Online enrollment opened in December 2023 and admissions remain open up to 31st March 2024. Participants are enrolled at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome (the Course secretariat) with access to online services like the digital library, course material, among others.

Enrolment and course fees are kept low intentionally at Euro 30 to facilitate wide participation, in view of creating the mass movement of people from below for the care of our common home and one another, in the current era of planetary emergency.

“The unprecedented challenge facing the planet and people can only be addressed within the lens of an integral ecological vision that Pope Francis championed in Laudato Si’. The rebuilding of our common home and our common human and biotic family calls for an alliance of all members of our household cutting across all segments of society.”

For more information, and also for those needing financial assistance for the enrolment and course fees, please contact To enroll online, please proceed here.


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