Religious Perspectives and Moral Obligation

In his encyclical, Laudato Si’, Pope Francis has provided a clear perspective of how we all must take responsibility for our common home. The impact of these views in the wider Christian community and beyond are discussed in this session.

About the Climate Summit

The Saint Louis Climate Summit was dedicated to working to fulfill Pope Francis’ call to unite in defense of our common home. Saint Louis University proudly hosted the summit as part of its bicentennial anniversary celebration and honored Pope Francis’ call to unite leaders in defense of the health and well-being of the planet. As one of the most respected Jesuit educational institutions in the world, celebrating its 200-year anniversary in 2018 under the Catholic Church’s first-ever Jesuit Pope, there is perhaps no other institution as appropriate to convene a summit aimed at tackling the challenges outlined in Pope Francis’ 2014 Encyclical. Nine Network served as SLU’s media partner, providing event and marketing management.