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Our Common Home

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our common home

Our Common Home: An Ethical Summons on Climate Change

Monday, September 28 - Thursday, October 1, 2015 

This conference explored the implications of Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change and the environment, "Laudato Si (Praised Be): On the Care of the Common Home." With speakers from diverse backgrounds and professions, this conference examined the encyclical and the Pope's recent messages with the scrutiny of a wide-range of perspectives: from the political and the scientific to the ethical and the theological. 

Read the Encyclical here.

Explore Conference Resources here.

Watch the Lectures and Panels here.

See the Art Exhibit here.


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In the News

Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, a chief advisor to Pope Francis, kicked off a four-day conference at Boston College examining the Pope’s sweeping climate change encyclical, Laudato Si', and its global impact on faith, environmental policy and social justice. He called on Catholics around the world to respond to climate change from a Scripture-based perspective, and he offered the encyclical as a path to an agreement in the upcoming Paris talks.