Catholic Education South Australia

Integral Ecology

We care for ourselves, others and the environment

Laudato Si’ outlines a deep set of values centred around care for ourselves and each other, of the earth and its creatures, known as Integral Ecology.

Integral ecology is concerned for the poor and marginalised as well as the environment in which we all live. It involves an understanding that the decisions we make affect not only ourselves, but future generations. It allows us to see ourselves in deep relationship with all of creation, and to see that all of creation is in a deep relationship with God.

‘Ecology’ means so much more than the ‘environment’. Pope Francis has invited us through Laudato Si' to praise all of creation. To be stewards of the talents we have been given and to give these gifts to each other. To walk gently on this earth and live gently with one another.


Growing in harmony