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Turkson hopes Laudato Si’ will have impact on Paris climate conference

e8bf64a744eb96586b55e8a6e52ddd81_XLCOLUMBUS, Ohio – Cardinal Peter Turkson, the lead consultant on the papal encyclical on the environment, is hoping the document would have a significant impact on the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Paris.

“The world is turning its gaze toward Paris” for the event, which begins Nov. 30 and continues through Dec. 11, said the Ghanaian cardinal, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. “It is the hope and desire of the Holy See that the guidance of (the encyclical) Laudato Si’ will provide the moral fibre” to enable leaders of the 196 nations taking part in the conference to come to the hard decisions they need to make.

The environment and the poor: our responsibility

“This home of ours is being ruined and that damages everyone, especially the poor,” Pope Francis said at his weekly general audience yesterday, the day before his encyclical Laudato Si was published. “Mine is an appeal for responsibility … I ask everyone to receive this document with an open spirit”.

For a more just and sustainable future

stephen_timms_0Scores of Jesuit Missions supporters were among the thousands who took part in yesterday’s Climate Coalition rally in Westminster. They were joined by students and staff from Jesuit schools, as well as Jesuits from Britain and overseas. Jesuit Missions is one of 100 organisations that make up the Climate Coalition, which is raising concerns over the threat posed by climate change and highlighting its impact on the world’s poorest communities.

Integral ecology: everything is connected

national_catholic_reporterIntegral ecology is a key concept in chapter four of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment. It flows from his understanding that “everything is closely related” and that “today’s problems call for a vision capable of taking into account every aspect of the global crisis.”

Calling for an active caring and praising for our common home through an integral ecology

2015_06_18_Story-6_Photo1Sylvia 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.

Laudato si’: Five new encyclical calls

2015_06_18_Story-4_Photo11Jaime 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.