Laudato Si’ and ecological conversion





Laudato Si’ and Ecological Conversion


1. Course definition
This course offers an overview of the Church’s concern for the care of creation, as established, emphasized and elaborated during the pontificate of Pope Francis in his encyclical Laudato Si’: On care of our common home.
2. Format: Online
Title: Laudato Si’ y la conversión ecológica
3. Objective:
To facilitate active learning among theology students on the theme “Laudato Si’ and care of creation”.
To present the “ethical-theological” values of Creation Care (based on other texts/readings).
4. Adressed to: Religious and seculars of the Augustinian Recollect Family, ARCORES rojos and other interested people.
Course modules:
– Seven modules for the seminar.
– There will be readings for each module.
– It will be assigned a report on an specific topic to each Theology student

1. Laudato Si’ Introduction
I.a. Laudato Si’ Document
I.b. Sedmak, Clemens. 2017. “Traditional Concerns, New Language? Reflections on ‘Laudato Si.’” Heythrop Journal: A Bimonthly Review of Philosophy and Theology 58 (6): 942–52.
1. Integral Ecology
Martins, Alexandre A. 2018. “‘Laudato Si’’: Integral Ecology and Preferential Option for the Poor.” Journal of Religious Ethics 46 (3): 410–24.
III. The ecodocuments of the Church
III.a. What’s happening to our beautiful land?
III.b. An urgent call for ecological conversión hope in the fase of climate emergency
1. Laudato Si’ and Saint Augustine
IV.a. Contemporary Ecology and Augustine on Creation (Mark Renacia, OAR)
IV.b. Make an Augustinian statement
1. Reconversión ecológica Ecological conversion
V.a. Morgan, Jeffrey. 2018. “Yet All Is Not Lost: An Account and Defence of Ecological Conversion in ‘Laudato Si.” Heythrop Journal: A Bimonthly Review of Philosophy and Theology 59 (6): 1036–48.
V.b. The Climate Pilgrimage (Video)
1. Connect links
VI.a. Dear Amazonia
VI.b. Francisco’s economy
VII. Taking care of Humanity and the Planet
VII.a. Paris agreement –
VII.b. Pandemic and climate crisis
VII.c. Enriching religious communities in the Anthropocene
7. Cost: (to be determined with the general director of the school)
8. Metodology: three online modules
9. Materials: links and videos
10. Teacher, speaker, facilitator: Jaazeal Jakosalem/Javier Sanchez/Mark Renacia
11. Certification: Recoletos School of Theology
12. Languages: Spanish and English
13. Course results: Seminar work (related to the assigned report); 3,000 to 4,000 words (including footnotes, excluding bibliography).




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