Online Course: the Laudato Si’ encyclical

This course about the Laudato Si’ encyclical was produced by SDSN and Religions for Peace, in partnership with the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. For more resources about Laudato Si’, visit our Encyclical resources.

Course Outline:

  • Chapter I: Pope Francis & the Encyclical (duration: 16m 19s)
    Presented by Cardinal Turkson

  • Chapter II: On Care for Our Common Home (duration: 18m 43s)
    Presented by Professor Jeffrey Sachs

  • Chapter III: Theology, Philosophy & the Encyclical (duration: 22m 30s)
    Presented by Bishop Marcelo Sachez Sorondo

  • Chapter IV: Human Roots of the Ecological Crisis (duration: 27m 12s)
    Presented by Dr. Anthony Annett

  • Chapter V: Global, National & Local Solutions (duration: 21m 42s)
    Presented by Professor Jeffrey Sachs

  • Chapter VI: International Ecological Conversion (duration: 31m 32s)
    Presented by Dr. William Vendley

Introduction: 

 

Chapter I: Pope Francis & the Encyclical

 

Cardinal Turkson is a Ghanaian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He is president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace since his appointment by Pope Benedict XVI on 24 October 2009. Cardinal Turkson is one of the primary architects of the Laudato Si’ and has served as the public face of Pope Francis’ position on human-induced climate change.

Chapter II: On Care for Our Common Home

 

Professor Jeffrey Sachs is the Director of the Earth Institute, Director of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals. He has authored three New York Times bestsellers, and leads several other SDSNedu courses, most notably The Age of Sustainable Development.

Chapter III: Theology, Philosophy & the Encyclical

 

Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo is an Argentine Catholic Bishop and the current Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, based at the Vatican. Having issued various publications in the sciences, Bishop Sorondo has also earned a number of honors, including the Legion d’Honneur of France in 2000.

Chapter IV: Human Roots of the Ecological Crisis

 

Anthony Annett is a Climate Change and Sustainable Development Advisor at the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Working closely with Religions for Peace, he leads the institute’s initiative to strengthen the engagement of the world’s religious communities in the climate change and sustainable development agenda.

Chapter V: Global, National & Local Solutions

 

Professor Jeffrey Sachs is the Director of the Earth Institute, Director of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals. He has authored three New York Times bestsellers, and leads several other SDSNedu courses, most notably The Age of Sustainable Development.

Chapter VI: International Ecological Conversion

 

Dr. William Vendley is the Secretary General of Religions for Peace International, the world’s largest and most representative multi-religious coalition advancing common action for peace by working to advance multi-religious consensus on positive aspects of peace as well as concrete actions to stop war, help eliminate poverty, and protect the earth. He is a member of its World Council, which consists of 60 senior religious leaders from all continents.

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For more information about the course, visit the SDSN website.

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