Religions at the Service of Integral Ecology
The Dicastery for Interreligious Dialogue is committed to encouraging integral ecology. as expressed in Laudato Si’, in its interreligious activities. Pope Francis stated, “…Everything is interconnected, and…genuine care for our own lives and our relationships with nature is inseparable from fraternity, justice and faithfulness to others” (LS, no. 70).
On October 4th, 2021, faith leaders from around the world issued an appeal ahead of the United Nations COP26 meeting to address the crisis of climate change.
Pope Francis said at the time, “Recognizing that the world is interconnected means not only realizing the harmful effects of our actions, but also identifying behaviours and solutions to be adopted, in an attitude of openness to interdependence and sharing. We cannot act alone, for each of us is fundamentally responsible to care for others and for the environment.”
On this page, find resources that highlight the link between interreligious dialogue and integral ecology.