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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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  • 3 puntos importantes acerca de la "Laudato Si".
    Catholic Link
  • Pèlerin - L’encyclique "Laudato si" du pape François
    Des personnalités de tous horizons réagissent a la encyclique: réactions, analyse, décryptage. 
  • Here’s an archdiocese with an action plan for implementing ‘Laudato Si’
    Produce grown in the community garden at St. Pius X Church in Conyers (Georgia, Usa). goes to families in need. The garden is an example of ways the Atlanta Archdiocese hopes Catholics and parishes can implement Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment (4/12/2015).
  • "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.
  • Laudato Si': un appel en faveur d’une “écologie intégrale”

    De même que Populorum Progressio a été la charte du « tiers-mondisme » catholique des années 70, Laudato Si' va être, pour plusieurs années, la charte de l’écologisme chrétien.

  • Pope Francis Calls on Citizens to Push for 'Even More Ambitious Goals' on Climate Change
    In a first-ever papal message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Pope Francis has called on believers everywhere to recognize and repent of “our sins against creation, the poor and future generations”.
  • Laudato Si': l'enciclica, studi e approfondimenti
    Una selezione di articoli, italiani e internazionali, sul sito di Note di pastorale giovanile (Salesiani).
  • Salt and Light Tv - Laudato Si
    Videos, audios and texts about the Encyclical, Salt and Light Media (Canada)
  • Laudato Si’. Sobre el cuidado de la casa común
    Guía de Estudio sobre la Encíclica del Papa Francisco, Arquidiócesis de Washington (también en otros idiomas)
  • Laudato si’, una encíclica estremecedora
    La subversión de la cultura consumista y explotadora de la naturaleza y de los pobres, ocurrirá con pequeñas conversiones de corazones. Pero se necesitan muchos nuevos corazones. Por Jorge Costadoat, El Mostrador (Chile)
  • 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.
  • Laudato Si’ - Ir. Afonso Murad
    Série de 9 vídeos que fazem parte de um curso de educação à distância EAD Século 21, organizado pela rede Século 21 e pela Faculdade Jesuíta FAJE (Minas Gerais - Brasil), e ministrado pelo Ir. Afonso Murad (Marista).
  • Laudato Si’ for youth leaders
    A session to explore Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’. Ideal for young people aged 11+. Activities can be used separately or together to make a whole session. By Cafod, official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales and part of Caritas International.
  • L'ecologia integrale di Laudato Si'
    Pace, giustizia e cura del creato sono tre questioni inseparabili, come rileva l’enciclica Laudato si’. La Facoltà di Scienze Sociali dell'Università Gregoriana vi ha dedicato un ciclo di conferenze pubbliche, coinvolgendo docenti di altri Atenei
  • «Voici venu le temps de la conversion...»

    Rapport aux Evêques de la COMECE (Commission des Episcopats de la Communauté Européenne)  sur la protection du climat.

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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