A Joint Diploma in Integral Ecology will be offered by pontifical universities in Rome starting from the 2017-18 academic year, designed to spread the vision and the mission of Pope Francis’sLaudato si' Encyclical.
Antonio Porras and Arturo Bellocq from the Faculty of Theology of the University of the Holy Cross are collaborating in the project. Lotta alla fame e conversione ecologica (by Arturo Bellocq) and La cura della casa comune (by Antonio Porras) are texts already published on the topic.
The Diploma will be developed in six modules, corresponding to the six chapters of the Encyclical, divided into two lessons of two hours each.
It will be offered to students of pontifical universities as well as members of religious orders, priests, catechists, and pastoral workers who have completed a Bachelor or a High School degree.