subject
Intro

Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home

 with  Jeffrey Sachs

In this vital year for sustainable development, Pope Francis – spiritual leader to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics – issued an encyclical called Laudato Si’: On Care of our Common Home. Although rooted in the long and deep tradition of Catholic social teaching, this encyclical is addressed not only to Catholics, but to all people of the world. In blunt terms, it draws attention to the nature of the grave ecological crisis that humanity has created, and it issues a moral clarion call for urgent action to protect the earth and its inhabitants from ruin. 

Never before has an encyclical been so anticipated, and no encyclical has ever captured the imagination of the world like this one. Part of the reason for this lies in its timing—issued in the months leading up to adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and the last-ditch climate negotiations in Paris. In many ways, Laudato Si’ can be read as a moral charter for sustainable development. It provides a firm ethical foundation for actions that need to be taken urgently at all levels—global, national, local, and personal too. This is what makes it so important.

 

This short course provides an overview of the main themes and messages of Laudato Si’. It does not presume any prior familiarity with either Catholic teaching or the sustainable development agenda. It guides the listener through the basic structure of the encyclical—diagnosis of the ecological crisis, overview of its theological and philosophical underpinnings, evaluation of the human behavior at its root, the need for institutional solutions, and the call for personal conversion. It is hoped that this course can help disseminate the important message of Laudato Si’ to the world, and so help with the implementation of the all-important sustainable development agenda.

 

Syllabus

Chapter I: Pope Francis & the Encyclical

Presented by Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson

  

Chapter II: On Care for Our Common Home

Presented by Professor Jeffrey Sachs

 

Chapter III: Theology, Philosophy & the Encyclical

Presented by Bishop Marcelo Sachez Sorondo

 

Chapter IV: Human Roots of the Ecological Crisis

Presented by Dr. Anthony Annett

 

Chapter V: Global, National & Local Solutions

Presented by Professor Jeffrey Sachs

Chapter VI: International Ecological Conversion

Presented by Dr. William Vendley

0 Student
reviews
Cost Free Online Course
Pace Self Paced
Institution SDSN.Edu
Provider Independent
Language English
Calendar

Disclosure: To support our site, Class Central may be compensated by some course providers.

+ Add to My Courses
FAQ View All
What are MOOCs?
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These are free online courses from universities around the world (eg. Stanford Harvard MIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you.  They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.

0 reviews for Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home

Write a review

Class Central

Get personalized course recommendations, track subjects and courses with reminders, and more.

Sign up for free