I have begun to publish sections and segments of the Popes letter on OUR network of blogs as well as on Linkedin & Quora & Newsvine and will add my comments over time. Pappa francescos 180 page letter is much less about religion than it is about nature and the planet earth. He proposes some fairly radical yet simple and understandable solutions for humankind. It is way past time to start paying attention to what we are all doing or allowing others to do.
137. Since everything is closely interrelated,
and today’s problems call for a vision capable
of taking into account every aspect of the global
crisis, I suggest that we now consider some
elements of an integral ecology, one which clearly
respects its human and social dimensions.