Encyclical letter Laudato si’ of the Holy Father Francis on care for our common home

Beginning

Nothing in this world is indifferent to us · United by the same concern · Saint Francis of Assisi · My appeal

Chapter 1 What is happening to our common home?

Pollution and climate change · The issue of water · Loss of biodiversity · Decline in the quality of human life and the breakdown of society · Global inquality · Weak responses · Variety of opinions

Chapter 2 The gospel of creation

The light offered by faith · The wisdom of the biblical accounts · The mystery of the universe · The message of each creature in the harmony of creation · A universal communion · The common destination of goods · The gaze of Jesus

Chapter 3 The human roots of the ecological crisis

Technology: creativity and power · The globalization of the technocratic paradigm · The crisis and effects of modern anthropocentrism

Chapter 4 Integral ecology

Environmental, economic and social ecology · Cultural ecology · Ecology of daily life · The principle of the common good · Justice between the generations

Chapter 5 Lines of approach and action

Dialogue on the environment in the international community · Dialogue for new national and local policies · Dialogue and transparency in decision-making · Politics and economy in dialogue for human fulfilment · Religions in dialogue with science

Chapter 6 Ecological education and spirituality

Towards a new lifestyle · Educating for the covenant between humanity and the environment · Ecological conversion · Joy and peace · Civic and political love · Sacramental signs and the celebration of rest · The trinity and the relationship between creatures · Queen of all creation · Beyond the sun

End

A prayer for our earth · A Christian prayer in union with creation