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Stories of Hope Amid Ecological Crisis – Hope Amid Ecological Sin and Climate Emergency: Franciscan Writings

Dawn M. Nothwehr, OSF, Ph.D., Professor of Catholic Theological Ethics & The Erica and Harry John Family Endowed Chair in Catholic Ethics, Catholic Theological Union - Chicago
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St. Francis of Assisi is commonly known as the Patron Saint of Ecologists. The Franciscan tradition provides a hope-filled vision of peace, justice, and sustainability for all of creation that is deeply compatible with the world’s spiritual traditions, and respectful of all life-giving ways. In 2015, Pope Francis published Laudato Si’- On Care for Our Common Home. There he called the world to embrace “ecological conversion.” In the Franciscan tradition, Dr. Nothwehr will address topics, such as “ecological sin” and impending environmental destruction, offering a positive path forward and practical tools necessary for conversion, planet-healing actions, and life-sustaining changes.