Fratelli Tutti, new encyclical by Pope Francis
Pope Francis released his new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, “On Fraternity and Social Friendship,” on October 4th. The new encyclical builds on themes he has emphasized throughout his papacy, such as interconnectedness, encounter, openness, and dialogue, and makes the case that these values should characterize our approach to social and political structures, as well as interpersonal relationships.
Click here for a virtual dialogue hosted on the themes of the encyclical and Pope Francis’ call to recognize that we are all brothers and sisters at a time of a global pandemic, economic crises, and a United States presidential election, hosted by Georgetown University’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life.
Consider attending Harm, Healing, and Human Dignity: An All-Virtual Catholic Conference on Restorative Justice, hosted by the Catholic Mobilizing Network (October 27, 29, and 31). “Restorative justice is a way of understanding crime and harm in terms of the people and relationships impacted, rather than the law or rule that was broken. Restorative practices seek to repair harm through transformative encounters that model Jesus’ reconciling way. A lived expression of Catholic Social Teaching principles, restorative justice offers a framework for transforming relationships and systems that values human dignity, accountability, healing, and racial equity.”
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