On June 18, 2015, Pope Francis published the encyclical letter Laudato Si’, which critiques the current state of ecological affairs as part of a larger problem that is not housed solely within the capitalist economic system but, rather, a worldview that sees the natural environment as something that serves the self for immediate use and consumption. This problematic worldview brings forth the urgent challenge to protect “our common home.” The book For Our Common Home is a response to Pope Francis’s letter. Written after the major conference “Seizing an Alternative” held on July 4–7, 2015, these chapters reflect on, respond to, develop, and critically engage Pope Francis’s letter and its congruence with the notion of an “ecological civilization,” as discussed at the conference, and the term Pope Francis uses, an “integral ecology.” For Our Common Home holds to a process-relational perspective and thus is not limited to either Protestant...

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