Samantha Panchèvre is passionate about social justice and sustainability. As a climate change activist, she helped organize the student-led campaign that resulted in Georgetown University divesting its endowment from fossil fuels. She graduated in 2019 from Georgetown's School of Foreign Service where she studied international affairs with a focus on energy and the environment.

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How to care for our common home

Digging Into Laudato Si': In the last post of this series on Laudato Si', let's go back to the introduction where Pope Francis describes his urgent appeal for shaping the future of our planet: "We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all."

The joy of our hope

Digging Into Laudato Si': While the last section of the encyclical may be short, it's full of hope. 

The mystery of the Trinity and global solidarity

Digging Into Laudato Si': In section 7, the pope explains how the Holy Trinity is omnipresent in the universe. There is so much spiritual power that comes with recognizing the interconnectedness of all living things. 

The power of love and the need to rest

Digging Into Laudato Si': God's work can come in many forms. What are you called to do?