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Why this site?

On this site you can find a selection of annotated resources available on the web to better understand, apply and communicate the Encyclical Laudato si’ of Pope Francis.

What you can find here

A huge number of responses quickly flooded the web after the release of Laudato si’ on 18 June 2015 - instant comments, reactions and introductory presentations of the Encyclical. It would not be possible to give even a partial summary of all that material here, much less collect all of it. Therefore, you will not find those types of communications here unless they fit - along with other resources - into specific and extensive special sections. Instead, we have focused on more in-depth materials that are useful for deeper study.

Of special interest are items that help open up new perspectives in the reading of Laudato si'. Such materials give examples of its implementation and transmission, tell about good practices that the Encyclical has catalyzed, and give an idea of how the document is being received within and outside of religious contexts.

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  • Laudato Si', intervista a Pietro Messa

    Intervista a Pietro Messa OFM, professore di Storia del Francescanesimo. In Francesco il Volto Secolare, rivista mensile dell’Ordine Francescano Secolare d’Italia 

  • "Fight hunger, not the hungry"
    The World Food Programme’s leadership and executive board took June 12-13 2016 to reflect on the organization's past, present, and hoped-for partnerships on hunger with religious and spiritual leaders and communities of different traditions from all around the world. Among the leaders asked to contribute was the President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Cardinal Peter Turkson.
  • Statement on Laudato si’
    Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific (20/7/2015).
  • Laudato si’ et moi
    Un site du archidiocèse de Paris avec pistes pour agir appliquées à cinq lieux de conversion – s’alimenter et consommer,se transporter, se loger, éduquer et transmettre, vie professionnelle et sociale –, quatre attitudes que le pape évoque dans son encyclique.
  • Omelia di padre Raniero Cantalamessa per la Giornata mondiale di preghiera per la cura del creato

    Omelia di padre Raniero Cantalamessa per la liturgia della parola presieduta dal Santo Padre Francesco per la Giornata mondiale di preghiera per la cura del creato.

  • Point de presse sur Laudato Si - Eglise catholique de Québec
    Conférence de presse qui lançait à Québec, la très attendue lettre encyclique du pape François. Avec Thomas Rosica, porte-parole du bureau de presse du Saint-Siège et président-directeur général de la Fondation catholique Sel et Lumière média; l’abbé Marc Pelchat, vicaire général, Église catholique de Québec; Dennis P. Drainville, évêque anglican de Québec; Khoudia Ndiaye, porte-parole de Développement et Paix; Norman Lévesque, directeur du réseau des Églises vertes.
  • A encíclica Laudato Si’ e os animais
    Artigo de Gilmar Zampieri que mostra o alcance da noção de ecologia integral e os seus limites quando se pensa uma questão específica como é o caso dos animais e seus direitos. N. 110 dos Cadernos Teologia Pública do Instituto Humanitas Unisinos, da Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Brasil).
  • Encíclica Laudato Si' en espacio de diálogo y pluralidad
    Syntesis de la presentación de la Encíclica Laudato Si’ en el Centro Universitario Cultural (Ciudad de México), evento organizado conjuntamente por el Instituto Mexicano de Doctrina Social Cristiana, la Confederación de la Unión Social de Empresarios de México, el mismo CUC, así como las Dimensiones de Educación y Cultura del Episcopado Mexicano. 
  • Fondo Ambiente Italiano
    Tutti gli interventi nel dibattito aperto dal Fai (Fondo Ambiente Italiano) sulla Enciclica di Francesco
  • Open Letter to His Holiness Pope Francis from the United Nations Global Compact Responding to Laudato Si’
    Ways to adapt Pope Francis’ encyclical on creation to everyday life. By Barry Hudock, in Osv Newsweekly (23/8/2015)
  • Catholic Relief Services - Care for God's Creation
    CST 101 is a collaborative 7-part video series presented by the USCCB and Catholic Relief Services on Catholic Social Teaching. Hear from Father James Martin, SJ, Dr. Carolyn Woo, and Cardinal Peter Turkson as they discuss Care for God's Creation.
  • Green Churches Network - Laudato Si'
    The Green Churches Network aims to empower faith communities in adopting environmentally aware practices through action and awareness, as well as rediscovering an eco-spirituality from the Christian tradition.
  • Nous sommes tous interconnectés!
    Monsieur Henri Muhiya, Secrétaire National de la CERN (Commission épiscopale pour les ressources naturelles), vient témoigner depuis la République Démocratique du Congo de l'urgence d'agir pour le climat et pour les populations déjà très impactées comme celle du Congo. Secours Catholique Caritas France
  • Revista Ecclesia
    Varios articulos y recursos en el sito de Revista Ecclesia (España).
  • 1 Sept. 2016 - A proposal for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
    Following the invitation by the Pope the Pontifical Coucil for Justice and Peace prepared a proposal for a One-Hour-Eucharistic Adoration.

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What resources?

To present the material effectively, we have organized the materials according to four categories: 1. sites completely or largely dedicated to Laudato si’ 2. aids and guides with a primarily educational or pastoral purpose 3. short essays, articles and speeches that are worthy of careful study and/or open new perspectives 4. videos.
Materials in five languages – English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish – have been collected.

A final criterion concerns accessibility: On this site, you will find only resources that are easy to access and free of charge; therefore, we have not included articles or books that require payment or some form of subscription or registration for consulting them. Il sito è strutturato in cinque lingue: inglese, francese, italiano portoghese e spagnolo.

Un ultimo criterio riguarda l'accessibilità: in questo sito troverai solo risorse liberamente e gratuitamente accessibili; non abbiamo quindi incluso articoli o libri a pagamento o che comunque richiedono per la consultazione una qualche forma di abbonamento o registrazione.

What you can bring

This site presents a selection of contents that should be updated continually, in hopes of providing useful working tools and of giving an idea of the enormous impact that Pope Francis’s Encyclical is having throughout the world.

In the same spirit, having visited the site, your suggestions are very welcome to enlarge and improve the collection offered here. Please, write to encyclical2016@justpeace.va

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This map collects the resources on this website according to the geographical area in which they were produced or of which they speak