Posts Tagged: papal encyclical

One Earth! One Family! Celebrations on Papal Encyclical

Last Sunday, in appreciation of the papal encyclical on the environment, local churches rang bells while other people of faith gathered in Rome for a global march. These efforts came under an umbrella called “One Earth! One Family!” and came from diverse people.   Members of Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church (IL), a PCUSA certified Earth… Read more »

Papal Encyclical

On Thursday June 18, Pope Francis released the long-anticipated papal encyclical on the environment. In this profound pastoral statement, Pope Francis affirmed all creatures as beloved by God, the interconnection of environmental, economic and social systems, and our human responsibility to care for the world around us. Presbyterian General Assemblies have passed many environmental resolutions… Read more »

PCUSA Welcomes Papal Encyclical

Last week, Pope Francis released the long-awaited papal encyclical on the environment. In response, PC(USA) Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons posted this affirmation of Pope Francis’ message.   The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) welcomes the release of Pope Francis’ papal encyclical Laudato Sii June 18, 2015 We celebrate the faithful witness and words of Pope Francis… Read more »

Articles on Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment

Great thanks to the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale, pulling together a long and helpful list of articles about Pope Francis’ encyclical!   You can read the encyclical on the Vatican site: There are a number of resources on the Forum site ( to provide you more information on the encyclical, including… Read more »

Papal Encyclical Released Next Thursday

Next Thursday, June 18, Pope Francis will release his papal encyclical on the environment. While no one knows the precise content of the encyclical until it is released, it is anticipated that it will include messages consistent with the moral mandate to care for God’s creation and the understanding that poverty, hunger and environmental degradation… Read more »