Date posted: Feb 13, 2018
About the Book
(required text for this course; see download/print option below)
Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment, "Laudato Si'," was launched amid much public interest and plenty of commentary by various pundits. Take this opportunity to read the letter subtitled “On Care for Our Common Home” and discuss its wide-ranging implications. Decide for yourself the impact it may have on the way you and your local community address the needs of this planet and the care of our natural resources.
Check the course schedule for future offerings of this course.
Getting Started Week: Introduction to the Encyclical
Week 1: A Theology of Creation to Address What Is Happening to Our Common Home (chapters 1 and 2)
Week 2: An Integral Ecology to Address the Human Roots of the Crisis (chapters 3 and 4)
Week 3: A Call to Dialogue, Education, and Ecological Conversion (chapters 5 and 6)
About the Online Book Club
If you have answered “yes” to any of these questions, whether you are reading for professional development, a committed spiritual practice, or an ongoing hunger to know more about the spiritual life, the Online Book Club is for you!
The Online Book Club offers a setting to encounter an author’s ideas and participate in conversation with others about a selected text. In addition to providing an experienced facilitator to guide the conversation, we get you started by offering some direction to engage the author and the text. Then the conversation unfolds in light of the interests of those in the conversation circle.
This course includes:
All Crossroads courses include these features:
Any copy of the encyclical Laudato Si' (the Vatican’s online format prints approximately 75 pages)
A participant can expect to spend approximately 4 hours each week. This commitment includes both preparation and interaction online.
Content Scholar: Pope Francis