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our common home \\ september 28 – october 1 \\ boston college

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Read the entire encyclical on the Vatican's website.



A Fragile World Belonging to All »

On view at the Boston College Theology and Ministry Library Atrium Gallery
September 28 – December 18, 2015

Drawing together the words of Pope Francis’s encyclical letter Laudato Si’ with a selection of corresponding images, this exhibit is an invitation to actively reflect on the concerns, challenges, hopes—and call to action—for the care of our common home so powerfully expressed in the encyclical.

Cosponsored by the Boston College University Libraries and the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.


The BC University Libraries guide to Our Common Home »

Learn more about the ethics, the politics, and the science of climate change. These aspects are fundamental in understanding the importance of the encyclical issued by Pope Francis, “Laudato Si' (Praised Be)”.

Created by the Boston College University Libraries, this guide offers information resources to support the conference.



WBUR's On Point discusses Pope Francis in America »

The WBUR radio program On Point will feature a discussion on Pope Francis's visit to America. Tune in to hear Our Common Home participant Tiziana Deering, associate professor of macro-practice at the Boston College School of Psychology, along with Elizabeth Dias, religion and politics correspondent for TIME Magazine and Cardinal Peter Kodwo Apppiah Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.


The National Catholic Reporter »

The National Catholic Reporter is also archiving its coverage of the encyclical. You will find a number of relevant articles on their website.


PROTECTING THE WHOLE OF CREATION: A service that the Bishop of Rome is called to carry out »

Editorial from La Civilta Cattolica, a Jesuit periodical published in Rome, issued before the encyclical's release.


America magazine's coverage of the encyclical »

Explore America's coverage of the release of Laudato Si'.


Teaching Module on Pope Francis' Encyclical on the Environment: Ethics and Laudato Si »

For those looking to integrate Laudato Si' into their courses, the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University his published this free resource, containing both notes for instructors and student handouts.


The Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale: Christianity Statements »

This is the Yale Forum's list of statements from religious communities on the Papal encyclical and climate change.


Commonweal Magazine's coverage »

Access Commonweal magazine's coverage of the encyclical in one place. You'll be able to find all of their article and blog posts.