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Open Access Laudato Si' Integral Ecology Collection

In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis emphasised the importance of a united, global response to the current ecological crisis. Yet dialogue and learning on integral ecology is often hindered by limited access to the academic publications on the subject, which are not affordable for many individuals and institutions in lower-income countries.

The Laudato Si’ Integral Ecology collection seeks to address this problem by making open access a selection of key texts on integral ecology. The collection will provide a valuable resource for lay readers, students, and those undertaking more advanced academic study. Publications in the collection could also be read as part of a reading group, or an online course.

The collection was developed following a global consultation (see the report Global access to integral ecology and theology resources). The LSRI worked with Knowledge Unlatched to develop the collection. Georgetown University’s Environmental Justice Program and the University of Notre Dame have generously contributed to the co-funding of the programme.


If you have benefited from the use of our collection, we would love to hear from you about your experience. Please get in touch at:

***New Additions, updated 9 January 2024***
Three new titles have been added to the collection: 1) African Ecological Ethics and Spirituality for Cosmic Flourishing, 2) Diversity and Dominion: Dialogues in Ecology, Ethics, and Theology, 3) Fragile World: Ecology and the Church. Please scroll down the list to find them. 

Open Access Laudato Si' Integral Ecology Collection
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