A 7 YEAR JOURNEY
guidebook towards integral ecology
Pope Francis’ 7-Year Journey Towards Integral Ecology puts his landmark encyclical, Laudato Si‘, into action. Families, dioceses, schools, universities, hospitals, business, religious orders, and community organizations are now challenged to do the magis–the more–to heal the Earth.
University Pathways is the guidebook for colleges and universities taking up the challenge.*
A university makes a good faith commitment to the 7-Year Journey and forms a group of faculty, students, administrators, and staff who create a Laudato Si’ Action Plan that integrally advances each of Pope Francis’ 7 Laudato Si’ Goals.
A university implements, assesses, and adjusts its Action Plan as needed. It annually reports progress to the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.
A university celebrates its accomplishment and receives formal recognition from the Vatican as a Laudato Si’ University.
THE LAUDATO SI' GOALS
Pope Francis 7 Laudato Si’ Goals
Response to the
Cry of the Earth
Response to the
Cry of the Poor
Community Engagement & Participatory Action
Further enrich a university’s ecological and social actions by linking them in a shared vision where the efforts of one action for sustainability is necessarily linked to the efforts of all other actions.
Bolster existing and new transformative nonviolent actions that advance Pope Francis’ 7 Laudato Si’ Goals.
Create opportunities for ecological conversion that opens minds and hearts to the sacred task of caring for our common home.
Join a global partnership of universities striving together to do the magis in healing the Earth and human society.
TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY
*Throughout this guidebook, ‘universities’ is used as the general term for colleges, universities, and other organizations affiliated with the work of postsecondary education.