Do Catholic Christians care about non-human creation? What about environmental justice concerns? Who was St. Francis of Assisi, and what does he have to do with Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’? Was he an environmentalist? How does Franciscan ecotheology inform Church Social Teaching on the environment?
Friar Cristofer Fernández gives an overview of a Catholic cosmological vision for the 21st century in this podcast episode from George Mason University.
Br. Cristofer, a GMU alum, is completing a master’s degree in Theology, Religion, and Culture, with a focus on Eco-Theology. He brings his professional and religious background to this discussion about the promise of nature and how the Catholic understanding of creation invites us to recognize the Earth as our common home.