POPE FRANCIS, ON CARING FOR EARTH
Reflect on the insights and compassion shared in this papal encyclical released on June 18th, 2015.
by Pope Francis, the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church
In this video, official Vatican presenter & CHN Contributor, John Schellnhuber, introduces the release of Laudato Si'. For more on Schellnhuber's thoughts on climate change & democracy, see his post below.
THE CENTER'S COMMUNITY, ON CARING FOR EARTH:
Explore how the next stage of evolutionary history will require the expansion of our worldview and ethics.
with Mary Evelyn-Tucker, co-director of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale & Brian Swimme, Director of the Center for the Story of the Universe.
Consider how our ecological reality can inform "...an ethic that is of, rather than against, the Earth."
with the Blue River Quorum, whose members include, Kathleen Dean Moore and J. Baird Callicott
Contemplate a widening of the circle of moral community to include nature.
with J. Ron Engel, Professor Emeritus at Meadville Lombard Theological School, University of Chicago
Reflect on the connections between Catholic Creation Care and a Leopoldian Land Ethic.
with Marybeth Lorbiecki, Director of the Interfaith Ocean Ethics Campaign
Examine the difference between dominion and domination of the Earth.
with Patricia K. Tull, A.B. Rhodes Professor Emerita of Old Testament at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary
Grapple with "why it's wrong to wreck the world."
with Kathleen Dean Moore, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Emerita, Oregon State University
Contemplate what it means to be human and embrace humility in an age of climate change.
with Mary Midgley, Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University
Explore the idea that a Natural Law might be universal after all.
with Nicolas Baumard, Cognitive Sciences, École Normale Supérieure
Examine how climate change calls for a worldwide rational and concerted action.
with Hans Joachim (John) Schellnhuber, Founder & Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Reflect on the virtues our species brings to today's ecological crisis.
with Brian Doyle, Editor, Portland Magazine
Consider that humans are not the only storytellers among us.
with Brooke Hecht, President, Center for Humans and Nature
Experience reverence and compassion for all of life.
with Joan Halifax, Founder & Abbott, Upaya Institute and Zen Center
Be inspired by movements centered on peace, forgiveness, healing, and love.
with Jacqueline Patterson, Director, NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program
Contemplate Potawatomi teachings on how to reciprocate the gifts of Mother Earth.
with Robin Wall Kimmerer, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology, SUNY
Examine the creation of conceptual and actual spaces that promote ethics of caring for place.
with Anja Claus, Program Associate, Center for Humans and Nature
Probe the reality of love and our connection with other humans and nature as a whole.
with Arthur Zajonc, Professor of Physics, Emeritus, Amherst College
Be inspired by the Center's mission to explore and promote our human responsibilities in relationship to nature - the whole community of life. Our Manifesto shares our values, beliefs, and intentions.