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Five years after Pope Francis published his landmark encyclical on the environment, "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home," climate activists around the world are asking, Now what? EarthBeat is marking the anniversary with news stories and commentary examining the moral and practical dimensions of the climate crisis.
This moment offers "an opportunity and a grace" for restoration, beginning with religion playing a vital role in nurturing greater respect for creation and one another, cardinal tells conference on Laudato Si'.
Commentary: The root of our need for change is our refusal to see and hear God's presence in His creation. Yet hope abounds in spheres of ecological farming and renewable energy, "living" homes and cities.
Commentary: The pope calls us to a stewardship that recognizes the needs of all living creatures and our collective capacity to care for creation. How does this challenge speak to me as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Xavier University?