Environment, Nature, Reimagining and Reinventing the Wisdom Traditions—World Loyalty, Religion

Laudato Si: On Care for our Common Home

Pope Francis’ bold clarion call in Laudato Si’ is passionate but also thoughtful and undogmatic in exemplary ways. Even while summonsing the best conclusions and consensus of the scientific community, there is a tone of humility and a recognition that knowledge is always partial and emergent.

Education, Philosophy, Religion, Society

This Pope Is Very Pando

A world oriented to wealth will never be sustainable.

Art & Design, Nature, Religion

Prayers for Creation

The tree and I are looking at one another closely. The tree does not move. It simply remains here with me. The tree is wiser than I am, more of a survivor.

Ecological Civilization, Philosophy, Religion

Francis and King on Earth

Like Rev. King, Pope Francis is calling for radical nonviolent global revolution.

Laudato Si, Reimagining and Reinventing the Wisdom Traditions—World Loyalty

Laudato Si’: All Together

John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker with more on Laudato Si’: On June 30, 2015 a high level discussion was held marking the publication of the encyclical Laudato Si’. The Secretary General has observed that the pope’s “moral voice is part of a growing chorus of people from all faiths and all sectors of society speaking out for climate action.” Cardinal Turkson strongly underscored a basic point of the encyclical, namely, ”We are all in this together.”

Ecological Civilization, Reimagining and Reinventing the Wisdom Traditions—World Loyalty

Shiva on Francis’s Manifesto

The Laudato opens with St Francis’s prayer, “Praise be to you my Lord, through our sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruits with coloured flowers and herbs.” It resonates with the Indian philosophy of Vasudhaiv Kutumkan, with the contemporary movement for the Rights of Mother Earth, with cultures and faiths across the world.