Study of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter on the Environment

everyone“I urgently appeal for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation which includes everyone.” ~Pope Francis in “Praised Be: On Care for Our Common Home.”


The Institute for Theological Studies at St. Margaret’s will host a four-week, community-wide, interfaith discussion of ‘Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on the environment, beginning September 22, to coincide with the Pope’s address to the U.S. Congress and the U.N. General Assembly later that week.


Study sessions with be held Tuesdays, September 22 through October 13 at 7 p.m. at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 20900 Chenal Parkway in Little Rock.


Detailed outlines of each session, along with links to the Pope’s encyclical letter, resources for discussion groups, directions to the church, and registration for the study sessions may be found by clicking here


An encyclical is a teaching document issued by the Pope, and is among the more solemn and thus more authoritative papal documents.


Issued May 24, Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ (“Praised Be”) is focused on creation care. This encyclical is unique in that it is the first devoted entirely to environmentalism, and this is addressed to all persons on Earth rather than primarily to the Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church.


All are welcome – please invite your friends.