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Following St. Francis : John Paul II's call for ecological action

Author: John Paul, Pope; Marybeth Lorbiecki; Bill McKibben
Publisher: New York, NY : Rizzoli Ex Libris, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The first book to present the environmental teachings of this beloved pope--the newly canonized St. John Paul--and the hopeful words of Pope Francis, thoughtfully synthesized into a complete spiritual and practical vision for the future. "The ecological crisis is a moral crisis." So said Pope John Paul II, an unexpected and fierce advocate for ecological responsibility throughout his papacy. Rather than seeing  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Paul, Pope; Marybeth Lorbiecki; Bill McKibben
ISBN: 9780847842711 0847842711
OCLC Number: 868378774
Description: 383 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The legacy of St. Francis and the ecological formation of St. John Paul II --
The ecological emergency is a moral and faith emergency --
The gospel of life vs. the culture of waste and death --
The ecological connections to the poor: Pope John Paul II's defining example --
The twelve key ecological issues --
Greenhouse effect, climate change, alternative and nuclear energies --
Deforestation, desertification, and reforestation --
Oceans, marine life, and those who live with them --
Scarcity of clean, fresh water --
Poverty, the worst pollution --
Oppression and exclusion of women and others --
Population growth, limited resources, and responsible parenthood --
Farming and conservation --
Indigenous peoples, lands, and environmental racism --
Loss of biodiversity, endangered species, and interdependence --
Chemical and industrial pollution --
War and peace --
Conversion in our relationships with our Creator and all of creation --
Stories of restoration and hope from St. John Paul II --
Epilogue: Pope Francis' homily on care of creation --
Action resources --
Major papal works on creation care, ecology, and the environment --
Peace with God the Creator, peace with all of creation --
Common declaration on environmental ethics of Pope John Paul II and the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I --
Address to young Muslims --
Address to Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders.
Other Titles: Following Saint Francis
Responsibility: written and compiled by Marybeth Lorbiecki ; foreword by Bill McKibben.


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"During his papacy, Pope John Paul II was an unexpected environmental advocate. Marybeth Lorbiecki's compilation of sections of his hundreds of speeches, sermons, and encyclicals in her book Read more...

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