Toward an Integral Ecology

Publication date: 
October 2017

“We are faced not with two separate crises, one environmental and the other social, but rather with one complex crisis which is both social and environmental.” Beginning with this central thesis of Laudato Si´, this booklet presents for us the key ideas and values of the encyclical. It also recommends ways in which we can overcome the justice/environment dilemma since fighting against poverty and caring for the planet are both part of the same struggle. The path toward an integral ecological ethics thus becomes the only possible way out of the dead-end into which we have been led by the present system of production and consumption.


Joan Carrera, s.j. is Doctor in Moral Theology. He is Professor of ESADE and of the TheologyFaculty of Catalonia, and a member of the council of the Centre d’Estudis Cristianisme iJustícia.

Jesuit. Delegate of the Jesuits in Catalonia. Doctor in Physics and professor at the Institute of Fundamental Theology. He collaborates in university pastoral, Loiola University and IQS. It is part of Entxartxad, a group of solidarity with Chad. Investigate in the field of the relationships between ecology and religion, faith and science.

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