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2017 : Vol. LII - Number 157 : September - December 2017

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Semen VS Samin: the Impact of "Change. Org" on Line Petition in Perspective of Laudato Si'

  Finsensius Yuli Purnama* / Widya Mandala Catholic University, Surabaya, Indonesia

In Chapter III, the Encyclical Document of Pope Francis, Laudato Si: on Care for Our Common Home, explains about the Church's position by placing technology in the perspective of creativity and power. The Pope states how technology (medicine, engineering and) communications has "overcome the bad things that would hinder and Read More...

Understanding Laudato Si’s View of Ecological Education and Well-Being from an Indigenous Relational Perspective

  Inna Reddy Edara, SVD* / Graduate Institute of Educational Leadership & Development / Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan

Pope Francis, in the encyclical Laudato Si’, speaks of an “integral ecology” that combines environmental, economic, social, cultural and spiritual ecologies in caring for our common home. Pope Francis also sees the important role of environmental education in increasing awareness and creating a “culture of care” for our common home Read More...

Laudato Si’ and the Family-School Complementariness in Japanese Society: Towards A Culture of Encounter and An Ethics of Ecology

  Michael R. Polito* / Center for Global Discovery, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan

In the final chapter of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis speaks of the importance of family as the primary locus for ecological education in that for him the family offers a context in which respect for the other, order, and self-restraint are learned practices of social hygiene that protect and foster Read More...

The Relevance of Laudato Si’ in the Cordilleran’s Search for Autonomy

  Joefrey M. Almazan* / Saint Louis University, Baguio City, Philippines

Laudato Si’ claims a necessity to show particular concern for indigenous communities and their cultural traditions. They are not merely one minority among others, but should be the principal dialogue partners, especially when large projects affecting their lands are proposed. For them, land is not a commodity but rather a Read More...

Pope Francis’ Affirmative Ecology for Pacific Islands Indigenous Community

  Stefania Varnero Rawson* / The University of Notre Dame, Australia

Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter “Laudato Si’: Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality, On Care for Our Common Home” revives the Catholic Church social justice tradition to unite the concern for environmental degradation, with the attention to society, especially the poor. With a narrative of remarkable humaneness, Pope Francis’ ecology Read More...

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