“Radical Ecological Conversion after Laudato Si'”

Radical Ecological Conversion after Laudato Si’: Discovering the Intrinsic Value of all Creatures, Human and Non-Human”

March 7-8, 2018

Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome

Message from H.H. Pope Francis:

On the occasion of the internacional conference entitled “Radical Ecological Conversion after Laudato Si’,” I would ask you to convey my cordial greetings and prayerful best wishes to all the participants. Conscious, in very particular way during the season of Lent, of the importance of conversion in the renewal of Christian life, which requires the responsible stewardship of creation, I encourage those taking part to reaffirm their commitment to promoting a more profound appreciation for the gift of our common home. I also trust that, through their deliberations, they will be better enabled to communicate to the world the beautiful truth that every creature is the object of the Father’s tenderness and care who gives it its place in the world. So even the fleeting life of the least of beings is the object of God’s love and in its few seconds of existence, God enfolds it with His affection (LS, 77). So to all those present for this important event, I willingly evoke an abundance of God’s blessings.

“Integral Ecological Conversion”
Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson


“Embracing and Emboldening Change”

Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis

Theological Advisor to the Ecumenical Patriarch on the Environment

“From Nature to Intrinsic Values:
Some Fundamental Conceptual Clarifications”

Rev. Prof. Dr. Louis Caruana, SJ

Dean of Philosophy, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome

“Why Does Nature Matter?
Christians who care about conservation are still too rare a species.”

Peter Harris

President and Co-Founder, A Rocha International

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