Thursday, June 18, 2015

Reading Francis

Here is the last paragraph from a short analysis piece from veteran environmentalist Bill McKibben concerning Laudato Si, Pope Francis' blockbuster encyclical that was released today:

My own sense, after spending the day reading this remarkable document, was of great relief. I’ve been working on climate change for a quarter century, and for much of that time it felt like enduring one of those nightmarish dreams where no one can hear your warnings. In recent years a broad-based movement has arisen to take up the challenge, but this marks the first time that a person of great authority in our global culture has fully recognized the scale and depth of our crisis, and the consequent necessary rethinking of what it means to be human.
Endorsements like this one. Just wow.

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