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Our Common Home

The Earth — "our common home," as Pope Francis described it in his encyclical Laudato Si' — is undergoing immense change. Each day, the impacts of climate change become more evident, while scientific studies indicate mere decades remain to limit global warming to avert the most serious consequences that come with it.

"Our Common Home" is a special NCR reporting series that through people, places and issues explores the role of faith and religion in responding to climate change, which the pope has called a matter of moral urgency and "one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day."

"The urgent challenge to protect our common home," Francis wrote in his encyclical, "includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change."

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