GoUSF: Laudato Si: Promoting a Culture of Care as the Foundation for Environmental Justice

Wednesday, April 12 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Online — zoom

Environmental degradation is of significant concern to our world today. Climate change has considerably impacted the trajectory of our history and development. Every sector of life is bearing its share of the discontentment imposed by this reality. As much as it is a tragedy, this situation has been an occasion for gross creativity. Tools ranging from new methods of community organizing to unimaginable technology have been developed to combat climate change. A sense of justice has guided the use of these tools. This sense of justice warrants that those judged to be responsible for this reality be held accountable and commit more to redress the situation. In Laudato Si, the Roman Catholic Church’s unprecedented response to this crisis, Pope Francis proposes that the culture of care should be the foundation of Environmental justice if we have genuine concerns for our planet. With the culture of care, the quest for environmental justice is freed of anxiety. Led by Fala Valery Ngong Ekem, Jesuit Graduate Fellow

Recommended Reading: Pope Francis, Encyclical letter: Laudato Si’ on Care for our Common Home, 24 May, 2015

This presentation is part of GoUSF's Environmental Justice series of speakers and events. All staff, faculty, and students are welcome to join.