Environment

Ahmed Ragab

Pope Francis's Message on the Environment, Poverty, and Power

June 22, 2015

Pope Francis's much-anticipated encyclical on the environment, issued June 18, was received with both relief and concern, as it raised important questions to all of us—Christian or not, Catholic or otherwise.

Francis's 184-page document (PDF) had several purposes. First, it was meant to legitimize the Church's worldwide role in relation to climate change and other environmental problems. It presented itself as an appeal to humanity issued by one of its most...

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francis fiorenza

A Blessing to Slow Climate Change

June 18, 2015

Professor Francis Schüssler Fiorenza spoke to the Harvard Gazette about the recent papal encyclical on the environment and whether it offers anything new.

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