Care for Creation

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“Human beings and nature must not be at the service of money . . . .

That economy destroys Mother Earth.” —Pope Francis

Pope Francis’s historic encyclical Laudato Si was not merely the first encyclical to address ecology and care for creation; it was the manifesto for a new humanism, an outline of the values and principles allowing us to live together in our common home. Drawing not only on that encyclical but on Pope Francis’s extensive writings, speeches, and homilies, Care for Creation lays out his comprehensive vision of integral ecology.

As Francis argues, concern for the earth is more than an ethical challenge—it calls for a profound conversion of values that involves a new understanding of our relation to God’s Creation, both the Earth and its creatures, as well as our fellow human beings.

 Chapters include:

The Degradation of Our Common Home

An Economy That Kills

The Globalization of Indifference

Redefining Progress

The Recovery of the Common Good

Toward a Culture of Integral Ecology

The Spiritual Dimension of Living

Book Details

Care for Creation
A Call for Ecological Conversion
Pope Francis
Edited by Giuliano Vigini
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This is the most inspiring book about the real world we all live on, that I have ever read.
Pope Francis’s Care for Creation is an inspiring and rich mosaic; every entry a stone that reveals more of the color and texture of our great Pope’s compassion and intellectual analysis of the interlinked structures and injustices of global society. Together, these writings convey the full vision of Pope Francis’s theology of mercy, ethics of inclusion, fatherly concern for the excluded and vulnerable, and gospel invitation to make care for the poor and for the earth integral to our own spiritual journey.
Pope Francis’s eloquent and ecumenical encyclical Laudato Si’ has already assumed its rightful place among the most constitutive documents in Christian history. Enlarging on that contribution, with the writings assembled here, Pope Francis skillfully deploys historic Christian theological themes to sound a warning about our reckless misuse of the priceless gift of creation. He also locates this crisis correctly within the context of an economic system blinded by growth, greed, and disdain for the many millions of people it leaves behind.
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