Endorsement of the Earth Charter

Given our 2006 endorsement of the Earth Charter, last year we enthusiastically received Pope Francis’s second encyclical, Laudato SiLaudato Si’, subtitled On Care For Our Common Home.

Aligned with the Pope’s call to all people of the world to take “swift and unified global action,” we have undertaken a careful chapter-by-chapter study of the encyclical. It is our hope that reflection and sharing will shape our thinking and behavior so as to be part of a radical change in caring for our planet.

You are invited to join with us! To aid our study we have crafted a guiding reflection sheet for each section of the encyclical. Join us to engage in your own study and reflection on this stirring call of Pope Francis to care for “Our Common Home.”

Here is your guide to the introduction of Laudato Si’.


Our Common Home Intro Reflection

Our Common Home Intro

Chapter 1:

Laudato Si’ Reflection

Laudato Si’ Chapter 1 Summary

Chapter 2:

Laudato Si’ Reflection

Laudato Si’ Chapter 2 Summary

Chapter 3:

Laudato Si’ Reflection

Laudato Si’ Chapter 3 Summary

Chapter 4:

Laudato Si’ Chapter 4 Summary