• Overview

In 2015, two of the landmark documents of our time were institutionalized: the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’. They represent two different lenses towards the common goals of ending poverty and leaving no one behind.

Human dignity and the interconnectedness of our world are at the heart of their respective calls for paradigm-shifting development.

Despite these similarities, the SDGs and the Laudato Si’ diverge in key aspects of their messages and approaches to achieving their common goals. These differences also result in distinct challenges and opportunities in addressing issues towards creating a “new normal”.

As the world faces immediate and long-term threats at the global and local scales, the urgency for a unified approach for attaining sustainability and eco-solidarity has never been stronger. 



  • Fr. Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam Coordinator of the Sector on Ecology and Creation, Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
  • Chiara Martinelli Senior Advisor, Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité (CIDSE)
  • John Leo Algo Program Manager, Living Laudato Si’ Philippines

Reactor for Laudato Si'-SDG Book: 

  • Iyad Abumoghli, Ph.D. Eng. Director, Faith for Earth Strategic Engagement with Faith-based Organizations UN Environment Programme


  • Rodne Galicha Executive Director, Living Laudato Si’ Philippines

Date and Time: 

24 May 2020 (Sunday), 7:00 PM (PHT) Via Zoom


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