‘Today, however, we have to realize that a true ecological approach always becomes a social approach … so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.’

Pope Francis, Laudato Si’


The Laudato Si’ Research Institute pursues a holistic and integrated research agenda, inclusive of all faiths, and one that seeks to address the social and ecological challenges facing the global community. By fostering multidisciplinary dialogue and encouraging the inclusion of diverse voices, they hope to inspire innovative research and, through their partnerships, to promote positive change for the most vulnerable and all life in our common home.

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By bringing the resources of the academy and religious traditions to bear on practice, the LSRI aims to support those who are actively engaged in effecting local and global eco-societal change. Through these partnerships, they seek to integrate the concerns of the world’s most vulnerable communities into the heart of their research to reveal new ways of understanding the world and of promoting global change.