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International Meeting: "New ways towards integral ecology: five years after Laudato Si’"

Castel Gandolfo
Venerdì, 23 Ottobre 2020
Domenica, 25 Ottobre 2020

The environmental crisis represents one of the most urgent and critical problems of our times. In 2015, Pope Francis launched his encyclical letter Laudato Si’ emphasizing the need “to enter into dialogue with all people about our common home ... before it is too late”. At five years since its publication, we would like to look at the impact of this document on the contemporary world and the new ways explored towards an Integral Ecology. These new ways explore a relational view of ourselves and of the natural world, of which we are an intrinsic part, and how we relate with nature from the ethical, scientific, societal and even theological points of view.

The meeting aims at showcasing the role that individuals and social bodies can play in the care of our common home. We are convinced that the environmental crisis can represent an opportunity for a renewed encounter between cultures and religions.

The program will include invited talks, selected presentations (either oral or poster), round tables, thematic workshops and plenary sessions in dialogue with the speakers. The contributions solicited include the following topics:

●  Integral Ecology
●  Environmental Ethics
●  Sustainable Development
●  Circular Economy
●  Happy Degrowth
●  Attention Restoration Theory (ART)
●  Health and Environment
●  Ecosystems and Environmental Research
●  Environmental Challenges (global warming, plastic pollution, etc.)
●  Technological Solutions (energy efficiency, renewable sources, etc.)

●  Ecology and Society (economics, politics, and religions role facing the environmental crisis)

Important Dates:

Abstract submission: September 20th, 2020
Notification of acceptance: October 4th, 2020
Registration: October 11th, 2020