CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME
As a Jesuit university, we are guided by the Universal Apostolic Preferences, one of which is Caring for our Common Home.
“Today’s environmental crisis is impacting in a particular way on the poor and vulnerable. Action is needed urgently by Christians and by all people of good will. Whole nations and peoples need an ecological conversion if we are to be honest custodians of this wonderful planet. We can still change the course of history.” [Jesuits]
At Loyola University Maryland, caring for our common home means fulfilling the institution’s mission in a way that encompasses human and ecological health, social justice, secure livelihoods, and a better world for all generations. Specifically, for Loyola and our commitment to Laudato Si’, integral ecology is an important aspect of our sustainability work. Integral Ecology refers to the integrated and holistic approach to political, social, economic, and environmental problems by recognizing that many of the issues we face are interconnected and need to be looked at as a whole, not just in part.
“Our centers of higher learning want to identify areas where they can make a difference and contribute to a change of mind and heart" [Jesuits]