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Students Around the World Reflect on Laudato Si'

In May 2015, Pope Francis addressed the harmful effects of human actions and attitudes toward the Earth in his encyclical “Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home.” Seven years later, his words continue to inspire action. To recommit ourselves to the journey of sustainability, Loyola University Chicago celebrates Laudato Si’ Week. The event highlights the seven goals laid out in the Seven Year Laudato Si’ Action Platform.  

In a series of videos, university students from around the world reflected on the action platform's goals in relation to their own lives, studies, and communities. Their voices remind us that we can build a better relationship with each other and the Earth and make positive changes in our world. 

The videos below describe how students worldwide are taking action in their own lives and in their communities. 

Goal 1: Tanggapan terhadap Seruan Bumi (Response to the Cry of the Earth)

By Patrick Bayu Seto Nugroho, Cornelia Norlen, Scholastica Susanti, Yodan Prahardian Riyandika, Valensia Anggia Putri, Rian Hidayat, Patricia Deta Adityasari, and Emilia Anggia Restiana

Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Goal 2: Response to the Cry of the Poor   

By Maria Alberto Cruz

Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya, Lima, Peru

Goal 3: Ecological Economics

By Andrea Lissette del Cid Monterroso

Universidad Rafael Landivar, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Goal 4: Adoption of Sustainable Lifestyle

By Aashal Solanki

St. Xavier's College, Ahmedabad, India

Goal 5: Ecological Education

By Harper Stewart

Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Goal 5: Educación Ambiental (Environmental Education)

By Alexa Velázquez

Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla, Puebla, Mexico 

Goal 6: Ecological Spirituality

By Nanami Uchiyama

Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan

Goal 7: Community Resilience and Empowerment

Petronela Miarni DaSilva Baur

Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia