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The promise to stay connected: Compassion and care, Laudato Si’ Week 2020

18 May 2020
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As we celebrate the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si’, a landmark document not only for the Catholic Church, Pope Francis renews his call to the world for an ecological conversion, as “the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor cannot continue.” And although the present crisis calls for physical distancing, the...
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Everything is connected

15 May 2020
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Lindy Brasher This year marks the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home and to mark the occasion, the Vatican named 16 to 24 May 2020 as Laudato Si’ Week. The theme for this special week is “everything is connected.” One might ask, “How can everything be...
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Care and collaboration in a broken world: Urgent action for the Oikos

13 May 2020
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Ecojesuit released a video in time for Earth Day 2020, Urgent Action for the Oikos. Its theme: the balance of life, the oikos of economy and the oikos of ecology. It is a reminder that everything is interconnected; we are all living in the same world – the same “household” – where we must...
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Singing the Lord’s song in a strange land: Laudato Si’ and COVID-19

13 May 2020
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Fr John Webootsa MCCJ The coronavirus pandemic highlights in a striking way our vulnerability as humans, what we have in common with each other and with other creatures. For a very long time we are suffering a common pandemic as a human family. No human, no creature is excluded from this situation. However, this...
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Science and humanities meet Laudato Si’

4 May 2020
Loyola University Chicago seniors Angelo Kelvakis (left) and Xinran Liang work to remove aphids from basil plants grown in the aquaponics system in the IES greenhouse on the Lake Shore Campus on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Lettuce and basil are both grown using the aquaponics system and are then sold at local farmer's markets or to local vendors. (Photo: Lukas Keapproth)

Nancy C Tuchman, PhD My colleagues in the sciences at Loyola University Chicago’s (LUC) Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES) spend much of their time researching ways to help the planet repair itself. They ask the practical questions: Which plants are best at pulling lead out of contaminated soils? Which evolutionary traits in plants can...
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Ecojesuit as a global network that cares about the future

30 April 2020
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Ecojesuit shares this story from the global Jesuit website on the recent video launched, Urgent Action for the Oikos, on Earth Day. “We now live in a broken world, a world calling for healing.” This new video from Ecojesuit, one of the most active Jesuit networks, is entitled “Urgent action for Oikos”. “Oikos” is...
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Seven ways to live Laudato Si’ in 2020

25 April 2020
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Taking part in Laudato Si’ Week 2020 from 16 to 24 May, the Australian Province Reconciliation with Creation (RwC) Committee recommends seven ways to live Laudato Si’ in 2020. 2020 is the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si’, the environment encyclical where Pope Francis is calling us to “hear the cry of the poor and...
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50th Earth Day: Caring for our common home

25 April 2020
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Pope Francis held his weekly general audience during Earth Day, 22 April, and called for common action and ecological conversion amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, whose roots can be traced to humanity’s relentless breaching of the planetary boundaries and habitat destruction through disastrous land-use changes. The coronavirus crisis presents a global challenge that this is...
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Sketching4Change: Drawing Laudato Si’

24 April 2020
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In a time of great worry and confusion brought by interconnected global crises, art has a power to provide not only comfort from anxiety, but also to spark hope and action. This is the goal of Sketching4Change, an annual, month-long art challenge that encourages people to stop and reflect on issues that affect everyone...
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Journey with the spring

27 March 2020
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Margarida Alvim We live in desert times, even though winter is taking place. Although in different conditions, realities, or circumstances, we are all in the same boat, with no exception. What is this echoing in me? Silence? Urgency? Impotence? Fear? A need to be with others? To touch? A new clarity around life and...
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