Everything Is Connected

  • May 21, 2020
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 CST
  • Zoom Event
  • Michael Murphy, Hankcenter@luc.edu
  • Free. Registration required.
  • Open to the public.
  • https://www.luc.edu/ccih/archive/laudatosi5thanniversary.shtml
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    Everything Is Connected: Reflections on *Home* on the 5th Anniversary of Laudato Si

    This event is free and open to the public. Please register by 5PM on May 20th.
    Registration Required in order to receive link to Zoom Webinar.
    Register using this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf4K4U_xkQiQ26abVnwVs3XBTJdaOKXEZeXZYOVVjMy-O_iWQ/viewform

    The vision outlined by Pope Francis in Laudato Si' transcends the often narrow and individualist boundaries of contemporary Christian spirituality (not to mention consumerist/materialist economic systems), in order to include fruitful relationship with all created things. *Our hearts are authentically open to universal communion,* Pope Francis declares, excluding *nothing and no one* because *everything is related, and we human beings are united as brothers and sisters on a wonderful pilgrimage, woven together by the love God has for each of his creatures.* For Pope Francis it is holistic integration--of faith, reason, experience, academic disciplines, and ways of knowing--that best characterizes his expansive concern. Pope Francis's vision of our shared home is thus religiously incarnational, scientifically astute, and morally communitarian. Keeping with the best traditions of the Catholic sacramental imagination, Pope Francis's all encompassing embrace begins in a particular biosphere but also stretches out to include the entire community of the cosmos. Join us for a compelling conversation marking the 5th anniversary of the publication of this landmark encyclical.

    Co-sponsored by the Institute of Environmental Sustainability, the Department of Theology, and Commonweal.