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Can You Imagine?

Last edited 6th July 2015

Nepalese people are positive thinking, generous and incredibly hospitable. In some areas they don’t expect anything from us. In fact, many have asked us to help people who are even poorer than themselves. They have told us to go to other areas that are even in greater need. Can you imagine that?

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Rhino Angels: World’s First Female Anti-Poaching Unit

Last edited 29th June 2015

These women were so appalled by the mutilation and killing of rhinos that they decided to fight back - they call themselves the Black Mambas.

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Laudato Si’: Environmental Ethics and Bioethics

Last edited 25th June 2015

"In the last part of the encyclical, Pope Francis invites Christians and all people of good will to ecological conversion. While it is true that we are partly responsible for many wounds inflicted on the environment, it is also true that we can be the solution to these problems once there is conversion of heart. This change involves recognizing that ecology is first of all an ethical question and humanity cannot be dominated by utilitarianism, consumerism and technological solutions."

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Conversion, Not Climate Change at Heart of Encyclical

Last edited 24th June 2015

Ricardo Simmonds, an environmental expert and founder of Creatio, talks with CNA about the Pope's new encyclical Laudato Si'.

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Laudato Si' (Praise Be to You) - Interactive Digital Resource Kit

Last edited 22nd June 2015

The Redemptorists have put together an interactive digital resource kit for the recently released Papal encyclical, Laudato Si’. It includes: · Digital version of the document divided into chapters for easier reading · Insights on the encyclical from Fr Bruce Duncan CSsR · Prayers of the encyclical · Digitally laid out Q&A on the encyclical · A video top 10 Top 10 Things You Need to Know about Pope Francis' Laudato Si'

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Top 10 Things You Need to Know about Pope Francis' Laudato Si'

Last edited 22nd June 2015

Pope Francis' highly-anticipated environmental encyclical has arrived and Fr. James Martin, S.J., presents the ten things you need to know about it.

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What To Do? The Pope's Practical Tips for Helping the Environment

Last edited 19th June 2015

Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home" is a call for global action as well as an appeal for deep inner conversion. He points to numerous ways world organizations, nations and communities must move forward and the way individuals - believers and people of good will -- should see, think, feel and act.

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Cardinal Turkson on Ecology Encyclical: It's a Call to Dialogue on All Levels

Last edited 18th June 2015

Experts in theology, science, and business gathered at the Vatican's Paul VI Hall to discuss the "Laudato Si" encyclical. They addressed the controversy that has come with its release, and also discussed some of the letter's main themes from different perspectives. One of the world's leading climate scientists gave a detailed explanation of the history and effects of climate change. But he said it was more than a scientific issue.

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Press Conference Launches Laudato Si' at the Vatican

Last edited 18th June 2015

Pope Francis' long-awaited encyclical on ecology Laudato Si' was unveiled at a news conference June 18 at the Vatican. In this video, Catholic News Service interviews some of the news conference attendees, and reflects on the encyclical's call for asceticism and reform.

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Laudato Si' - Encyclical Letter by Pope Francis on the Environment

Last edited 24th June 2015

Pope Francis has released his historic Encyclical Letter on the care for our common home - the enviroment. The title, Laudato Si', is taken from a hymn by St Francis of Assisi that contains strong emphasis on harmony between God and the creatures of the world.

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