Integral Ecology, and the Laudato Si' Action Platform

Integral Ecology is a term originating from the papal encyclical issued in 2015 under the title Laudato Sí , by Pope Francis. Marina Fischer-Kowalski wrote a short review of an invitation to a June 2019 convention at the Vatican.

Integral Ecology has been picked up in the USA, with “Pope Francis promotes integral ecology to combat ‘culture of waste’” | September 2019 | America (The Jesuit Review) at Pope Francis promotes integral ecology to combat ‘culture of waste’ | America Magazine

From the Vatican, this is a focused initiative.

The Laudato Si’ Action Platform is a unique collaboration between the Vatican, an international coalition of Catholic organizations, and “all men and women of good will.” (on the About page)

On the home page, the “Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development” has “Ecological Economics” alongside “Ecological Education” and “Ecological Spirtuality”.

There are nuances in the interpretations of Laudato Si’ amongst Catholics.

… what is often missing in conversations about integral ecology is the silent premise on which Catholic notions of “ecology” are built—namely, a set of presumptions about natural order that, in keeping with natural law tradition, are not merely descriptive but morally prescriptive.

A youth group in the Philippines demonstrates “a grassroots popular movement for the care of our common home”.

P.S. I am not Catholic! Ecological economics on Vatican-published works is notable.

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