Politicians, scientists, academics and representatives of a large number of social movements have responded to the Pope’s invitation to join a dialogue on the shaping of the future of our planet.
Archive for Laudato Si’ – Response
The latest issue (volume 54 no 4) of The Way has been published and is available now. Each issue has one article made freely available. This month’s is from Pedro Walpole: Do Not Be Afraid: Laudato Si’ and Integral Ecology
Writing from the perspective of Asia Pacific, Pedro Walpole sees in Laudato si’ a call to restore a sense of what is enough to human living, avoiding unsustainable over-consumption. One way to foster this is to deepen the bonds of solidarity between people living in different parts of the world. To live in this way will require a change of outlook that ultimately spirituality alone can promote and support.
Laudato Si’ has started a veritable “environmental movement” in the Christian world and in October, we are still reaping the fruits of this encyclical. There are several global initiatives and projects by Church communities that have developed a host of resources which discuss, explain and call us to care for our “common home”. Here we list a few of these initiatives that teachers and educators might find useful. If you know of any initiatives or resources that could be added to this list, or indeed shared on Educate Magis, please use the conversations field below to let us know.
The Major Superiors of the Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific have offered a sincere and enthusiastic welcome for Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato si‘ (‘On the Care of Our Common Home’). In a joint statement, the Major Superiors said the Pope ‘draws attention to the urgent need for reconciliation with creation, already one of our apostolic priorities in Asia Pacific’.