Laudato Si' Sites

Summary: Sites about LSi and World Sustainability. Revived 210516N

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World Sustainability Sites

My collection of sites around World Sustainability provides annotated background.

Laudato Si' Sites

The Holy See offers the original, authoritative version of Laudato Si' (English Version). See also Evangelii Gaudium by Francesco and Caritas in Veritate by Pope Benedict.

Catholic Outlookon Laudato Si' Week:

"An ecological conversion has – at least – two dimensions: The first dimension is a change of hearts and minds that leads us to recognising “every part of God’s Creation as our kin”. It enables us to develop a spirituality of “communion with the whole of creation” (see Dr Sandie Cornish’s reflection on Catholic Outlook, 17/05/2021). The second dimension leads us to changing our lifestyles and taking action for the preservation and flourishing of God’s Creation – individually as well as collectively as societies and faith communities. Both elements are inherently linked together."

As I survey the literature on LSi, I collect links to sites that the reader may find useful, below. I provide a brief explanation of the message carried through that link. I may add my personal remarks after a line break with the introduction REM. I welcome suggestions by readers as to sites to add with your remarks if you so wish. [Break down into categories.]


The references below provide a preliminary working bibliography.

Chardin, Teilhard de. The Divine Milieu.

Chardin, Teilhard de. The Phenomenon of Man.

Pope Francis. Laudato Si': On Care of Our Common Home. The focus of the Papal Encyclopedia is not on the human environment per se but on Creation itself, linking humanity to God. Humanity has defiled Creation, thus committing a grave sin. This project attempts my humble, partial atonement.

Heidegger, Martin. Being and Time.

The Question of Technology cites the Rhine River as an industrial site rather than a watershed, pointing to the enframing of nature and of humanity by the thoughtless application of technology in the modern era. The article does not see capitalism but rather Tecchnos as the agent of destruction. This theme is repeated by Lewis Mumford, who abhors Heidegger, a former Nazi.

The Gospel of Mary Magdalene.

Mumford, Lewis. The History of Cities and many other works.

Our Common Future.

Vernadsky, W. I. "The biosphere and the noösphere." American Scientist 33, no. 1 (1945): xxii-12. Like Laudato Si', Vernadsky elevates the meaning and implication of this project: "The biosphere is the cradle of the noosphere."

Note: According to the authoritative W3C, the body that oversees the Internet, a bibliography should be constructed around paragraph tabs, such as above.