Three years from the publication of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter on care for our common home, the prophetic words used by the Pontiff continue to resonate in our ears: What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up? (LS, 160).
The International Conference organized by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development to celebrate the Third Anniversary of Laudato Si ', will take place in the New Synod Hall (Vatican City) on 5 and 6 July 2018, and intends above all to point out the urgency and sense of deep concern for the precarious state in which our planet finds itself.
The meeting will be on the theme “Saving our common home and the future of life on Earth” and it will be based on the “See – Judge – Act” process followed in the Encyclical. In line with the approach that aims at an integral ecology embraced by Pope Francis, we will analyze the crisis of our common home from a holistic point of view so as to hear “both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor” (LS, 49). We will especially listen to the people and communities who are victims of crisis in fundamental fields such as food security, health and migration, giving particular attention to children, women, indigenous communities, minorities, small-island states (SIS) etc. Later we will deal with the ethical, economic, financial and political criteria, to name a few, as we seek to understand and respond to the crisis in an integral manner.
Ultimately, the inspiration to take care of our common home comes from our feeling that nature is God's creation and has been entrusted to us. As Pope Francis writes “faith convictions can offer […] ample motivation to care for nature and for the most vulnerable of their brothers and sisters” (LS, 64).
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