university pathways

A guidebook for Pope Francis 7 year journey towards integral ecology.

Pope Francis’ 7-Year Journey Towards Integral Ecology puts his landmark encyclical, Laudato Si‘, into actionFamilies, 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.*

THE JOURNEY

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YEAR 1

Universities make 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 of transformative nonviolent actions that integrally advance each of Pope Francis’ 7 Laudato Si’ Goals 

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YEAR 2-6

Universities implement, assess, and adjust the actions. They annually reporting progress to the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

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YEAR 7

Universities celebrate accomplishments and receive formal recognition from the Vatican as Laudato Si’ Universities.

TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY

TO DISCOVER...

new, transformative nonviolent ecological actions that deepen a university's dedication to heal the earth and human society.

AND SHARE...

more of a university's ecological actions with the global community of universities.

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UNIVERSITY PATHWAYS

A GUIDEBOOK FOR POPE FRANCIS'
7-YEAR JOURNEY TOWARDS INTEGRAL ECOLOGY

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Pope Francis’ 7-Year Journey Towards Integral Ecology puts his landmark encyclical, Laudato Si‘, into actionFamilies, 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.*

the journey

Year 1

Universities make 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 of transformative nonviolent actions that integrally advance each of Pope Francis’ 7 Laudato Si’ Goals 

  • Respond to the Cry of the Earth
  • Respond to the Cry of the Poor
  • Foster Ecological Economics
  • Adopt Sustainable Lifestyles
  • Offer Ecological Education
  • Develop Ecological Spirituality
  • Support Local Community 

Years 2-6

Universities implement, assess, and adjust the actions. They annually reporting progress to the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

Year 7

Universities celebrate accomplishments and receive formal recognition from the Vatican as Laudato Si’ Universities.

        Take this Opportunity

. . . to discover new, transformative nonviolent ecological
actions that deepen a university's dedication to
heal the earth and human society . . .

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. . . and share more of a university's ecological actions
with the global community of universities.

Added Value

The Journey is ‘value added’ to any university’s existing or planned response to our mounting environmental and social crises.  It can    

1. Further enrich a university’s environmental programs and activities by uniting them in a       shared commitment to integral ecology.

2. Bolster existing and new transformative nonviolent actions that advance Pope Francis’ 7       Laudato Si’ Goals.

3. Create opportunities for ecological conversion that opens minds and hearts to the                 sacred task of caring for our common home.    

4. Join a global partnership of universities striving together to do the magis in healing the       Earth and human society.   

              PathwayS Aids

 

  About Us    Begin with Background

7 Laudato Si’    Goals    Journey with a Compass  

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            Connections               Merge Trails

Getting Started Chart the      Course 

Journeying Together Meet and Share

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*Throughout this guidebook, ‘universities’ is used as the general term for colleges, universities, and other organizations affiliated with the work of postsecondary education.

an invitation:
showcase your current university initiatives . . .

A community garden is being built in the new campus of Universidad Loyola Andalucía in Dos Hermanas. In the future, vegetables and fruits may be used in the University Cafeteria, increasing the plant-based menu. 

The Collegio Borromeo in Italy has launched the HORTI PROJECT, an initiative to promote the campus natural environment. More than 500 new plants have been planted of 17 different species to attract birds and insects and create ideal habitats for nesting.

 Antonio Ruiz de Montoya University in Lima, Peru offers a 6-week summer course Integrated Biodiversity Management and Sustainable Development. The course focuses on the Peruvian regulatory context for biodiversity management and how citizens can protect biodiversity.

PARTICIPATING COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES, AND EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS