Pope Francis' recent encyclical addresses controversial issues at the roots of our global ecological crisis, such as technology, consumerism, education and spirituality. It has attracted much interest internationally and in the media. His message invites us to change the way we live and respond to new challenges for looking after our world’s resources.
Fr Damian Howard is the Superior of the Hurtado Jesuit Community. He has been a lecturer at Heythrop College since September 2010 and Vice-Director of the Bellarmine Institute since 2014. He regularly writes for and is on the editorial board of Thinking Faith, the on-line journal of the Jesuits in Britain. In October 2010 he was invited by Pope Benedict XVI to take part in the Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Middle East and is regularly in demand as a speaker and broadcaster.