On June 5, 2020, a high-level online course will begin for ten weeks. The course is organized by the JPIC Office of the General Curia of the Friars Minor (OFM) in association with the Pontifical University Antonianum (PUA). The course will be offered in Italian, English, Portuguese and Spanish. The Spanish version will be provided by Prof. Martín Carbajo Núñez. Registration is free and is already open (here
Specific objectives of the course
- To know the Franciscan contribution to integral ecology
- To discover the Franciscan roots of the encyclical Laudato Si'
- To adequately frame the Christian perspective of integral ecology amid other proposals in this area
- To favor a holistic and integrated vision of socio-environmental issues
- To lay the philosophical, anthropological and theological foundations of a new relational paradigm
Brief description of the course
- The course presents the Franciscan roots of the encyclical Laudato si'
and of integral ecology. Francis of Assisi is universally recognized as a model and inspiration for all those who try to live in a harmonious relationship with nature. The Franciscan school has articulated his intuitions, laying the foundations of a fraternal approach to ecology that surpasses both the dispotic anthropocentrism and the ecology of administration. We cannot consider ourselves as despotic dominators not even a simple stewards, but rather as brothers and sisters, joyfully responsible for the common house
Three basic course books (in various languages):
- Carbajo Núñez M., Sister Mother Earth. Franciscan roots of the Laudato si'
, Tau, Phoenix AZ 2017, 287 pages.
- Carbajo Núñez M., "Everything is connected" Ecología integral y comunicación in the Digital Era
, Media House, New Delhi 2020.
- Carbajo Núñez M., Ser Franciscano en la era digital. Los retos de la comunicación y de la ecología integral
, Ed. Franciscana, Oñati 2020.