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  • Pope Francis writes of responsibility for "the Commons". His encyclical to some 1.2 billion Catholics focuses on "Integral Ecology"


The Commons
Laudato Si


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Considering Two "Integral Ecology" Threads


First, "Integral Ecology" developed in the 1990's as a cosmology of physics, a 'Kosmos' and paradigm of whole system conceptual thought...


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Second, an "Integral Ecology" articulated in the second decade of the 21st century through the Catholic Church.

Integral ecology is central in the eco-encyclical Laudato Si: "On Care for Our Common Home" promulgated in 2015 by Pope Francis, a first-ever Catholic 'eco-encyclical as eco-doctrine' that deserves special attention for its exceptional reach and impact in global affairs.



April 2015

Ecological Encyclical of Pope Francis Imminent

Pope Francis poised to weigh in on climate change with major document -- Washington Post

With Pope Francis’s Encyclical on Climate Change -- NY Times

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http://ncronline.org/feature-series/francis-environment-encyclical


The encyclical is of creation and humanity's responsibilities for the environment and the poor...

It is being described as an “Integral Ecology”

Francis: The Environment Encyclical

UN leader asks Francis' help in addressing climate change http://ncronline.org/news/vatican/un-leader-asks-francis-help-addressing-climate-change

| Apr. 28, 2015

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he is counting on Pope Francis to put moral backing behind global political initiatives to tackle climate change.

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Ahead of Vatican climate change summit, skeptics issues strong, blunt warnings to Francis http://ncronline.org/blogs/eco-catholic/ahead-vatican-climate-change-summit-skeptics-issues-strong-blunt-warnings-francis

| Apr. 27, 2015

Two groups expressing doubt about the wide scientific consensus regarding global climate change have strongly criticized an upcoming Vatican summit on the issue, hosting a press conference in Rome where they also forcefully warned Pope Francis against speaking on the subject.

Claiming that globally used models of the effects of carbon emissions on the environment are invalid, speakers at the event said the pope would be making a "great mistake" if he expressed support for Tuesday's Vatican event or tackled climate change in his upcoming encyclical of the environment.

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Encyclical on environment stimulates hope among academics and activists http://ncronline.org/blogs/faith-and-justice/encyclical-environment-stimulates-hope-among-academics-and-activists

| Apr. 24, 2015

Faith and Justice: Conservationists hope that the encyclical's attitude toward animals, especially wildlife, will reflect the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi.

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Pope's Eco Quotes: The gift of knowledge http://ncronline.org/blogs/eco-catholic/popes-eco-quotes-gift-knowledge

| Apr. 22, 2015

Eco Catholic: Pope Francis will soon release his encyclical on the environment. We look at what he's said in the past for hints about what may come.

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Conservative corners have tepid take on Pope Francis' environment encyclical http://ncronline.org/blogs/eco-catholic/conservative-corners-have-tepid-take-pope-francis-environment-encyclical

| Apr. 21, 2015

Eco Catholic: While the upcoming encyclical has fanned optimistic flames for environmentalists in and outside the church, it hasn't raised temperatures evenly for all.

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Collection of Pope Francis eco-quotes available as poster http://ncronline.org/blogs/eco-catholic/collection-pope-francis-eco-quotes-available-poster

| Apr. 20, 2015

Later this summer, Pope Francis will release his highly anticipated encyclical on the environment and human ecology.

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Pope's Eco Quotes: Life's most essential element http://ncronline.org/blogs/eco-catholic/popes-eco-quotes-lifes-most-essential-element

| Apr. 17, 2015

Eco Catholic: Pope Francis will soon release his encyclical on the environment. We look at what he's said in the past for hints about what may come.

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Panel contemplates why the papal encyclical on the environment will matter http://ncronline.org/blogs/grace-margins/panel-contemplates-why-papal-encyclical-environment-will-matter

| Apr. 15, 2015

Grace on the Margins: The encyclical will give prominence to the "moral dimensions of environmental degradation" beyond the usual focus on science, technology and economics.

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Pope Francis throws the weight of his office behind tackling climate change

http://ncronline.org/blogs/eco-catholic/pope-francis-throws-weight-his-office-behind-tackling-climate-change

| Apr. 15, 2015

Eco Catholic: The Vatican announced plans Wednesday to host a major conference on climate change this month that will feature leading researchers on global warming.

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Pope's Eco Quotes: Being a Protector of the Commons

http://ncronline.org/blogs/eco-catholic/popes-eco-quotes-being-protector-part-2

| Apr. 14, 2015

Eco Catholic: Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment

It's time ... an eco vision from the Catholic Church


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