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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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In evidence

  • Sustainable development in Year of Mercy
    The President of the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace, Cardinal Peter Turkson, opened an international seminar entitled “Sustainable development and the future of work in the context of the Jubilee of Mercy” taking place in May 2016 in Rome.
  • Opus Dei: 10 consejos del Papa Francisco para cuidar el medioambiente
    Con ocasión de la nueva Jornada Mundial de Oración por el Cuidado de la Creación, que se celebrará el 1 de septiembre, compartimos algunos consejos que el Papa Francisco nos regala en su última encíclica Laudato si'.
  • Mortos por defender a criação: os mártires da Laudato Si’
    Tradução no sítio do Instituto Humanitas Unisinos, da Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Brasil), de reportagem de Giorgio Bernardelli, publicada originalmente no sítio Mondo e Missione, sobre os líderes ambientalistas assassinados desde a publicação da encíclica. Inclui ligações para outros artigos sobre a Encíclica.
  • Laudato Si': message du cardinal Lacroix
    Le message du cardinal Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, archevêque de Québec, à l’occasion du lancement de l’encyclique du pape François intitulée Laudato Si’ (Loué sois-tu) « sur la sauvegarde de la maison commune ». 
  • L’enciclica Laudato Si' e l’ecologia integrale in don Luigi Sturzo

    Riflessione di Mons. Michele Pennisi, Arcivescovo di Monreale (Italia) e Membro del Pontificio Consiglio della Giustizia e della Pace.

  • Réseau Foi et Justice Afrique-Europe - Méditation Laudato Si

    Méditations et prières sur chaques chapitre de la Laudato Si. Le Réseau Foi et Justice Afrique-Europe est un réseau international basé sur la foi, mandaté par presque cinquante Instituts religieux ou missionnaires catholiques oeuvrant en Afrique et en Europe. Depuis 1988, il travaille à promouvoir des relations économiques équitables entre l'Afrique et l'Europe.

  • Boston College - Our Common Home
    Various videos from Boston College conferences about Laudato Si'.
  • The Next Step
    How Laudato Si’ Extends Catholic Social Teaching. By Anthony Annett, in Commonweal (7/7/2015)
  • Mumbia, India: Bandra's St. Peter’s featured in Eco-Parish Guide
    The St. Peter’s Church in Bandra, Mumbai, is one of the model parishes featured in anew ecology guide that inspires and give spractical ideas to Catholics across the world to combat climate change.
  • Thinking Faith
    Various articles in Thinking Faith, the online journal of the Jesuits in Britain. Special focus: how do we get from Laudato Si to the Year of Mercy (and back)
  • Conférence des évêques de France - Dossier Laudato Si
    Dossier proposé par le pôle “Écologie et Société” de la Conférence des évêques de France vise à faire connaître et faire vivre l’Encyclique Laudato Si’ du Pape François.
  • Chiesa italiana - 11ª Giornata per la Custodia del Creato

    Sussidio in preparazione alla Giornata per la Custodia del Creato del 1° settembre 2016, con vari richiami alla Laudato Si'. Disponibile anche il link al messaggio dei vescovi italiani. A cura della Commissione episcopale per i problemi sociali e il lavoro, la giustizia e la pace e della Commissione episcopale per l'ecumenismo e il dialogo interreligioso.

  • Laudato si Week
    A Global Celebration of the Encyclical's 1st Anniversary. During Laudato Si Week, parishes and communities around the globe will celebrate the encyclical’s 1st anniversary through events of reflection, inspiration, and transformative action.
  • His Eminence Metropolitan John (Zizioulas) of Pergamon, representing the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Orthodox Church
    Intervention of His Eminence Metropolitan John (Zizioulas) of Pergamon, representing the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Orthodox Church during the Press Conference on the presentation of His Holiness Pope Francis’ Encyclical «Laudato si’, on the care of our common home»
  • Vatican - Laudato Si'

    Video ufficiale del canale YouTube del Vaticano (anche in inglese e spagnolo)

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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