Responding to Pope Francis's Call: Building a New Economy Rooted in Care for Creation

A panel discussion focused on building a new economy rooted in care for creation. The panelists presented about the “Economy of Francesco”, “a global gathering of young people determined to make the economy fair, sustainable, and inclusive.”

The Vatican describes the Economy of Francesco as “a different economy, one that helps people live and does not kill, that includes and does not exclude, that humanizes rather than dehumanizes, that takes care of creation and does not plunder it.”

Faith, Food, and the Environment

At a time of an ongoing global pandemic, armed conflicts, climate change, chemical pollution, rising food practices, and the ever-growing loss of land for food production, the need to build sustainable and just agricultural and food systems in the U.S. has never been more urgent. Modern food production is responsible for one-quarter of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. The use of fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides can be hugely damaging to our environment and to human health.

The Canticle of Creatures

A PowerPoint presentation of St. Francis' Canticle of the Creatures. Special thanks to Linda Lysakowski for this prayer resource. Linda is a member of St Andrew Catholic Community in Boulder City, NV, and a graduate student at Franciscan School of Theology at University of San Diego.

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