Laudato si’ – establishing local approaches for global ecological conversion.

Abstract

In 2017 the Aotearoa Community Development Association (ACDA) and the International Association for Community Development (IACD) held a conference; Sustainably yours: Community development and a sustainably just future in Auckland where a paper was presented titled “Community development – The ‘missing ingredent’ in striving for sustainability”. That paper examined the United Nations Agenda (2015) and , in particular, the associated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

This paper will expore a further significant document, also released in 2015, the encylical (letter) by Pope Francis, Laudato si’: On care for our common home. The paper starts with some history of the Pope’s work, moves on to provide an overview of the areas Laudato si’ ecompasses, analyses some of the responses it has attaced, and then concludes with a review of how and where community development theory and processes fit with the document.

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References: Jennings, A. (2018). Laudato si’ — establishing local
approaches for global ecological
conversion. WHANAKE, THE PACIFIC JOURNAL OF
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, VOLUME 4
(2), 31 – 47. Retrieved from https://www.unitec.ac.nz/whanake/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Whanake-4.2_final.pdf

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