Global Laudato Si' Research Network
The Global Laudato Si’ Research Network (GLSRN) seeks to channel the vast resources of scholarship toward meeting the challenges posed by the present socio-ecological crisis.
The network seeks to bring together scholars from all over the world to share knowledge that expands each other's thinking and fosters collaborative research projects that advance knowledge on key topics that promote an integral ecology.
Since the release of Laudato Si’ in 2015, the encyclical has served as an inspiration for many new practical initiatives. It has also been influential in many spheres including public policy on climate change and in fostering increasing collaboration between scholars across academic disciplines. A series of initiatives during the 5th-anniversary year of Laudato Si’ focus on practical action and ecological conversion to accelerate change toward a more just and sustainable world.
The GLSRN aims to contribute to the activities around Laudato Si’ by engaging in deep scholarly reflection that uses integral ecology as its working paradigm, which can both inform and transform practical action but can also be shaped by knowledge gained in allied disciplines and in the field.
1. To foster collaborative and global multidisciplinary research within a paradigm of integral ecology for the transformation of the academy
The complexity of environmental problems requires equally complex and multi-faceted approaches that bring the perspectives of various disciplines into dialogue in order to address these problems. In beginning to break down the barriers between diverse forms of knowledge (between disciplines and through greater attention to marginalised epistemologies), we hope to foster a more integrated approach to socio-ecological concerns and their permeation across all disciplines. The GLSRN will encourage global research that intentionally brings scholars from the Global South into collaborative relationships with scholars in the Global North.
2. To amplify the impact of this research by supporting practitioners who are working toward a more just and sustainable world
As a global network of scholars, the goal is to bring scholars and practitioners into dialogue for the mutual refinement of their respective ideas and practices.
If you would like to find out more or join a community of research scholars who want to see their research used to promote socio-ecological transformation, then please contact the LSRI Associate Director, Becky Artinian-Kaiser.
We want to partner with you and find out more about your work, so please send us your CV and a brief explanation of your background and interest in the network.
Denise Humphreys Bebbington, Clark University, Massachusetts, USA
Emilio Chuvieco, University of Alcalá, Spain
Emmanuel Katongale, University of Notre Dame, USA
Ernst Conradie, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Fabien Revol, Université Catholique de Lyon, France
Gerard Kevin Whelan SJ, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy
Guillermo Kerber, Atelier Oecuménique de Théologie, Switzerland
Jacqui Remond, Global Catholic Climate Movement, Australia
Jaime Tatay Nieto, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain
Jeremy Kidwell, University of Birmingham, UK
Nancy Tuchman, Loyola University Chicago, USA
Prathivadi Anand, University of Bradford, UK
Sharon Bong, Monash University, Malaysia
Upolu Luma Vaai, Pacific Theological College, Fiji