On Friday, May 11, Fondacio hosted the first step of the project by Javiera Campos, a student at the Bradford School
An integral ecology that takes care of nature as well as the most fragile
Integral ecology: our commitment to creation.
The urgent challenge of safeguarding our common home leads us to experiment and seek sustainable and integral development. Building a better future integrates the environmental crisis and the suffering of the excluded. The 2015 Encyclical Laudato Si' urges us to convert to an involvement of all in building the future of the planet and proposing a new way of life.
Pollution, waste culture
and climate change.
A growing awareness of a part of society leads to a rethinking of progress towards the common good and sustainable and integral human development. Human causes cause exposure to pollutants, waste cultivation and climate change.
It is a global problem with serious consequences and is one of humanity's main challenges. Changes in lifestyle, production and consumption are inevitable.
Fondacio wishes to play its part in the advent of a culture to face this crisis, the search for solutions and the assumption of responsibility in the face of these challenges.
Towards a new leadership for an integral ecology.
The emergence of new leadership must open up new ways to build solutions to current problems today while preserving future generations. Young people are particularly sensitive to these issues. They are ready to commit themselves to a more inclusive society that breaks free from the modern myth of boundless material progress. It is even an attractive and contemporary way to announce the Good News to them.
A necessary change of perspective: everything is linked.
Reducing ecological commitment to concrete responses to environmental degradation, resource depletion or pollution is not enough. Everything is linked. There is not an environmental crisis on the one hand and a social crisis on the other. Fondacio seeks to promote a change of perspective for a vision of society that is free from the technocratic paradigm. This integral approach to the protection of nature and the protection of the most vulnerable encourages a new synthesis for a more integral and integrated living environment.
The Fondacio Centres, laboratories for integral ecology.
Knowing how to marvel at Creation, not giving in to the prevailing cynicism, experiencing beauty are a force to look lucidly at the world as it is and dare to challenge certain dominant paradigms. Living the world in a more integral way with spaces for meeting and dialogue between different people is at the heart of the key principles drawn from Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si':
Everything is linked. Human societies and nature live together in a "common house". We are living the same destiny: we are interdependent. Our vision of man must take into account all living beings, without leaving them behind. The ecological issue is fundamentally social. We are invited to an experience of communion among ourselves and with nature as a whole.
Everything is given. Creation and life are to be received as a gift. Our vocation is not to be masters of anything or to dominate anyone, but to be good responsible stewards in the service of all life that is given. Biblical tradition and the Gospel give us the opportunity to see creation as a gift from the Creator. Our experience of nature is spiritual. It invites us to contemplate and participate in the work of creation with God.
Everything is fragile. Fragility is constitutive of the living, of nature, of every human being. This invites us to create spaces for dialogue to welcome and invent the newness that comes from this fragility. Living together requires dialogue both in discernment to make decisions and in action that is interaction. Fragility is a path of co-responsibility, of fraternity. Being in the moment makes life impossible. It is love that saves us and gives us to really live.