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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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  • Encuentro latinoamericano con la encíclica ”Laudato si”
    Mensaje del Cardinal Turkson a los participantes al Encuentro latinoamericano con la encíclica ”Laudato si”, a San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas (Mexico), 13-14/2/2016
  • Laudato Si' and other teachings of Pope Francis: An Ethical Basis for efforts to 'Fast Track' a More Effective global AIDS Response
    His Eminence Cardinal Peter Turkson hosted and opened a high-level meeting with representatives of the private sector, including pharmaceutical and diagnostics companies, faith-based organizations responding to HIV, people living with HIV, national governments, the United Nations and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
  • 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”.
  • 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).
  • Per una lettura laica

    Un commento all'enciclica di Andrea Carandini, presidente del Fondo Ambiente Italiano.

  • 1° de septiembre 2016 - Jornada Mundial de Oración por el Cuidado de la Creación: una propuesta por la oración
    Después de la invitación formulada por el Santo Padre el Pontificio Consejo “Justicia y Paz” ha elaborado una propuesta que consiste en una hora de Adoración Eucarística
  • A Árvore - Conteúdo para quem fala sobre mudanças climáticas
    Secção do sítio da Campanha Global de Ações pelo Clima (GCCA), que assinala o 1º aniversário da Encíclica Laudato Si’ com referência a ações e recursos.
  • Card. Turkson calls for action to stop HIV transmission to children
    Welcome of card. Turkson to the participants to the Second Meeting of Directors of Pharmaceutical and Diagnostic Industries for children living with HIV: Consultation on “Fast-Tracking Paediatric HIV Diagnosis and Treatment”
  • Développement et Paix Canada - Laudato Si
    Plusieurs ressources pour aider à amorcer propre réflexion personnelle sur la résolution des défis des changements climatiques, en particulier pour frères et sœurs dans les pays du Sud, qui souffrent le plus de leurs répercussions. Développement et Paix - Organisation catholique canadienne pour le développement et la paix - est l’organisme officiel de solidarité internationale de l’Église catholique au Canada et le membre canadien de Caritas Internationalis.
  • Cath.ch - Dossier Laudato Si'
    Dossie de Cath.ch, portail catholique suisse.
  • Caring for Creation: Pope Francis and Environmental Stewardship
    The ethical/moral import of ecology and economy for the family is undeniable. Human and natural ecology are more linked than we often discuss, as seen in Pope Francis’ new encyclical on this topic. Cardinal Turkson's conference at World Meeting of Families, Philadelphia 2015.
  • Laudato Si', 40 ans de réflexion

    L'invitation écologique du pape François n'est pas une nouveauté mais une confirmation. Après le concile Vatican II, la prise de conscience écologique s'est peu à peu affermie. Au fil des rencontres œcuméniques, des voyages des papes et de la mobilisation des chrétiens. 40 années qui ressemblèrent à une marche au désert pour certains, mais qui ont permis à la doctrine sociale de l'Église de s'enrichir d'une nouvelle dimension essentielle

  • "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.
  • On care for our common home: A dialogue guide for Laudato Si'
    A resource for small group discussion: a colourful guide to Laudato Si’, bringing to life in photos, cartoons and stories this ground-breaking and challenging encyclical from Pope Francis.
  • Coordinamento Teologhe italiane - Enciclica Laudato Si'

    Una selezione di articoli sul sito del Coordinamento Teologhe italiane

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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