Jul 02

Catholic university takes up the challenges of Laudato Si’

Brussels, July 2, 2019 (Laudato Si Transformation) The goal of the five-year project is to study, contextualise and develop the targets set out in Laudato Si’ through a series of events and activities, and to generate impetus for a ‘great transformation’ towards sustainable development.

The Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt,KU) and the Federation of German Scientists (Vereinigung Deutscher Wissenschaftler, VDW) have taken on the challenge to increase awareness of the issue of sustainability within the Catholic Church and in the wider world.

In this project, major statements from the encyclical are discussed in the context of the latest research findings. The areas that it targets are analysed, debated and made a part of a critical discourse in dialogue with experts from science, business, politics, the Church, and civil society organizations. The resulting current global challenges are examined and possible solutions for a great transformation towards a more sustainable society are developed.

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