Join Us for Inspiring Discussions on Laudato Si’!
We’re excited to announce a series of talks as part of our Franciscan Zoom Lecture Series, where we delve into the profound dimensions of Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’. This series goes beyond the conventional understanding of “catechesis,” extending its embrace to both new and mature believers who are called to embrace a radical vision of integral human development.
Weaving the Franciscan Threads: Engaging the Imagination, Constructing Laudato Si’ Bridges
Michael Perry, OFM, Ph.D.
Laudato Si’ calls us to recognize the interconnectedness of all living things, deepen our knowledge of the common threats the earth and all its inhabitants face, rediscover the spiritual bonds that unite us, and engage our collective energies to address underlying causes in an effective and sustainable manner. The Center for Integral Ecology, A Laudato Si’ Initiative located at Siena College is working with those involved in the physical structures and natural environment at Siena College to promote a culture and ethics of sustainability that might contribute to the healing of the earth. The Center is working to establish effective partnerships with Franciscan universities and studies centers in the U.S. and in other parts of the world towards these same goals. The lecture will discuss ways our center seeks to engage the Franciscan spiritual, moral, and social imagination in a creative and effective manner, identify obstacles, and propose a way forward for transformative collaboration.