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Our Common Home: Laudato Sí – Chapter 5: Lines of Approach & Action

Pope Francis offers us a framework for dialogue and consensus building based upon a conviction that our planet is a homeland and that humanity is one people living in a common home. Major paths of dialogue which can help us escape … Continue reading

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Our Common Home: Laudato Sí – Chapter 4: Integral Ecology

Pope Francis reminds us that: When we speak of the “environment,” what we reallymean is the relationship existing between nature and the society which lives in it. It is essential to seek comprehensive solutions whichconsider the interactions within natural systems … Continue reading

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Our Common Home: Laudato Sí – Chapter 3: Technology, Creativity & Power

Pope Francis reminds us that: “Our technical prowess has brought us to a crossroads.” [102] “Technoscience, when well directed, can produce important means of improving the quality of human life.” [103] Creativity and knowledge bring power and the potential for … Continue reading

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Our Common Home: Laudato Sí – Chapter 2: Our Present Reality

Pope Francis reminds us that: “Science and religion, with their distinctive approaches to understanding reality, can enter into an intense dialogue fruitful for both.” [62] Christians are called to recognize our responsibility within creation; our duty toward nature and the … Continue reading

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Our Common Home: Laudato Sí – Chapter 1: Our Present Reality

Pope Francis reminds us that: We cannot fail to consider the effects on people’s lives of environmental deterioration, current models of development and the throwaway culture in which we live. We can no longer sweep under the carpet the questions … Continue reading

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Our Common Home: Laudato Sí – Pope Francis’ Introduction

I wish to address every person living on this planet . . . to enter into dialogue with all people about our common home. There is an urgent need for a radical change in the conduct of humanity. We are … Continue reading

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Climate Finance as an Investment Option

After the COP21 Climate Negotiations in Paris, we would like to discuss the role of Dominican Sisters in responding to climate change, particularly how we begin to implement the recent DSC commitment to explore and advance climate finance within our … Continue reading

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