Intercultural Human Rights Law Review

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My remarks will explore several chapters of Laudato si'. First, what is happening to our common home? Let's ask this question, the title of the 1st chapter of the Encyclical, about your home state of Florida. Next, we shall examine integral ecology, following Pope Francis especially in the 4th chapter of Laudato si'. This leads up to the main features of ecological conversion as portrayed in the 6th chapter. After looking briefly at how such conversion is played out in the U.S.A., we conclude by reflecting on the role of the Church and of a Catholic university like St. Thomas.