Why care about the environment?
It's a question people are asking and answering with greater frequency--and urgency--than ever before. And although many Americans remain ambivalent about our responsibility toward the earth, Pope Francis is clear: we must care about the environment, because all creation is connected.
He says this most clearly and powerfully in his 2015 encyclical Laudato si': On Care for Our Common Home. Shortly after the pope released his encyclical, the Catholic Climate Covenant, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at The Catholic University of America held a conference to unpack and explore Laudato si'. All Creation Is Connected: Voices in Response to Pope Francis's Encyclical on Ecology is a collection of essays born of that conference. Supplemented with review and discussion questions, and suggestions for further study, All Creation Is Connected explores an array of topics--from the background and reception of the encyclical to the key concepts that frame and animate it.
Why care about the environment? All Creation Is Connected explores that critical question and the pope's timely response. This collection will catalyze conversation and spur necessary action for years to come.
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About the Author
Daniel R. DiLeo is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Justice and Peace Studies Program at Creighton University in Omaha.
Table of Contents
Daniel R. Dileo
PART 1 Background and Reception
1. Background to and Contributions of Laudato si':
On Care for Our Common Home
Kevin W. Irwin
2. Laudato si': Continuity, Change, and Challenge
Walter E. Grazer
3. The Reception of Laudato si' in the United States
in Secular and Sacred Arenas
Michael Agliardo, SJ
PART 2 The Cosmos
4. Cosmology and Ecology in Laudato si'
Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim
5. The Harmony of Nature in a Time of Technology:
The Mystical Vision of Laudato si'
Drew Christiansen, SJ
PART 3 Integral Ecology
6. Leonardo Boff 's Franciscan Liberation Ecological
Theology and "Integral Ecology" in Laudato si'
Dawn M. Nothwehr, OSF
The Cry of the Earth: The Scientific Background
of Laudato si'
Richard W. Miller
PART 4 Ecological Conversion
8. Converting to and Nurturing Ecological Consciousness--
Individually, Collectively, Actively
9. Calling Forth the Invisible, Spreading Goodness:
Virtue Ethics in Laudato si'
Nancy M. Rourke
10. Personal Conversion and Civic Love: Individual
and Social Change in Laudato si'
PART 5 Catholic Social Ethics
11. Laudato si' and the Development of Catholic
Daniel P. Scheid
12. Peace on Earth, Peace with Earth: Laudato si'
and Integral Peacebuilding