A program presented in partnership with the Franciscan School of Theology
“Pope Francis and Care for Creation on the Long Path of Renewal”
Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ calls for an integrated, spiritually-based approach to address the interlinked crises of global poverty and environmental catastrophes. Laudato Si’ has advanced Catholic social teaching about the environment but has a more audacious scope than prior encyclicals: it calls for the cultural, educational, moral and religious renewal of all humanity. This is an important dimension of what Pope Francis means by “integral ecology.” To encourage action on the calls of Laudato Si’, it can best be presented as a guide for evangelization, faith formation, and conversion in light of our planetary crises. Its call to “the long path of renewal” is a pilgrimage journey of renewal and conversion.
No fee and no registration required. Program will be in the auditorium.