In addition to this sampling of videos related to Laudato Si’, you can also view a YouTube playlist of Laudato Si’ videos here.  Versions of the Laudato Si’ Week videos can be found in multiple languages on the Laudato Si’ Movement YouTube channel here.

Rebel Pope: Ten Years of Hope
National Geographic
April 2, 2023

Rebel Pope: Ten Years of Hope is an update to the scripted tale that chronicles the ascent of Jorge Mario Bergoglio to become Pope Francis during one of the most painful periods in Argentine history. His commitment to speak up on issues of climate change have made him a rebel with a noble cause. New interviews in this film include comments by Mary Evelyn Tucker.

The Letter: Laudato Si Film
The Pope, the Environmental Crisis, and Frontline Leaders
October 4, 2022

In 2015, Pope Francis wrote Laudato Si’ (The Letter); an encyclical letter about the environmental crisis to every single person in the world. A few years later, four voices that have gone unheard in global conversations have been invited to an unprecedented dialogue with the Pope. Hailing from Senegal, the Amazon, India, and Hawai’i, they bring perspective and solutions from the poor, the indigenous, the youth, and wildlife into a conversation with Pope Francis himself. This documentary follows their journey to Rome and the extraordinary experiences that took place there, and is packed with powerfully moving personal stories alongside the latest information about the planetary crisis and the toll it’s taking on nature and people. Learn more about the protagonists and how you can take action here.
The Letter is a remarkable film that brings together people from different cultures and backgrounds to advocate for ecojustice in the spirit of Laudato Si’. It should be seen in religious and educational institutions far and wide. The film is one of the most compelling reasons why the Laudato Si’ movement needs to be supported and expanded.”
- Mary Evelyn Tucker, Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology

Laudato Si’: China Mission Unit
Mission Society of St. Columban
July 21, 2022

“Ecospirituality and Ecojustice”
Lecture by Mary Evelyn Tucker
X Congress World Union Jesuit Alumni in Barcelona
July 13-17, 2022

In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis has called for an ecological spirituality that embraces ecological justice. This talk will explore such a spirituality within the context of an “integral ecology” that brings together people and planet. Up to the present, secular environmentalism has been a dominant force in many academic departments and in the larger environmental movement. This form of environmentalism focuses on science and policy along with economic and technological solutions. However, there is a need for a broader ecospirituality and ecojustice that highlights values, ethics, and spiritual perspectives. This is what Jesuit colleges, universities, and secondary schools can contribute at this critical moment in our planetary history. View the slides for this presentation here.

Pope Francis’ 3 New Economic Questions Webinar: Beauty & Uselessness
Young Scholars Initiative
June 17, 2022

This panel discusses their view on the second new economic question posed by His Holiness Pope Francis: “What place does the current economic system give to uselessness, that is, to beauty?”  Panelists include Rob Johnson, Mary Evelyn Tucker, Doris Sommer, and John Fullerton.

Environmental Justice Concurrent Ministry Breakout Session
Laudato Si’ and the U.S. Catholic Church: A Conference Series on Our Common Home
Creighton University
July 21, 2021
Climate change and ecological harm disproportionately injure poor, vulnerable, and marginalized persons and communities—especially those of color. Learn from experts in the field as we consider how to “hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor” and integrate environmental justice into the U.S. Catholic embrace of Laudato Si’.

Laudato Si’ Week 2021 in 60 seconds
Global Catholic Climate Movement 
May 28, 2021
A brief look at the highlights from Laudato Si’ Week 2021. 

Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development 
May 25, 2021

Pope Francis announces his 7-year, 7-goal action platform for Laudato Si’. In Italian with English subtitles.

Press Conference to present the Platform of Laudato si’ initiatives
Global Catholic Climate Movement
May 25, 2021
Please note: only certain portions of this video are in English

Speakers: His Eminence Cardinal Peter K. A. Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development; Fr. Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam, coordinator of the “Ecology and Creation” Section of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development; Sr. Sheila Kinsey, executive co-secretary of the Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Commission (JPIC) of the International Union of Superiors General; Carolina Bianchi, Laudato si’ animator of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) and INECOOP collaborator for the Policoro Youth Project of the Italian Episcopal Conference.

Pentecost | Laudato Si’ Special Anniversary Year Closing + Missionary Sending
Global Catholic Climate Movement 
May 23, 2021

#LaudatoSiWeek Laudato Si Festival “Songs for creation”
Global Catholic Climate Movement
May 22, 2021

Sowing Hope for the Planet: Creation Care Prayer Network
Laudato Si’ Week, Day 4
Global Catholic Climate Movement
May 20, 2021

Eco-spirituality brings hope to a troubled world. Please join us for an opportunity to share in the fruitfulness of the work of Sowing Hope for the Planet. In this session, we will journey with men and women religious engaged in promoting Laudato Si’. We will celebrate stories of ecological conversion, both personal and communal. Examples of integrating conscious prayer and sacred action will be shared.

Laudato Si Dialogue on Energy and Fossil Fuels: Global Catholic Divestment Drumbeat

Global Catholic Climate Movement 
May 19, 2021

An online dialogue to raise awareness about the role of energy and fossil fuels in the crisis of our common home, including health impacts, while bringing attention to the Vatican’s divestment guidelines and the largest faith and Catholic divestment commitment to date. The panel will encourage the audience to consider the importance of ethical investment guidelines and invite them to join LSAP to guide their path.

#LaudatoSiWeek Laudato Si Dialogue on Education
Global Catholic Climate Movement 
May 18, 2021

Leaders from renowned institutions across the globe will share practical experiences about how they use Laudato Si’ to inspire students, and they’ll offer tips to other institutional leaders seeking to do the same in their part of the world.

Critical Opportunities in 2021 to create change: call for an integral path
Laudato Si’ Week 2021, Day 1
Global Catholic Climate Movement 
May 17, 2021

This session highlights the political opportunities in 2021 to create change, the essential relevance and inspiration of the Encyclical letter Laudato Si’ and a Catholic voice on preparations for UN’s CBD COP15 summit on biodiversity as well as the COP26 climate summit as we continue the COVID pandemic response, stressing the 1.5C call.

The Sixth Annual Lonergan Lecture
Dr. Ligita Ryliškytė, SJE, “A New Creation in Christ and Integral Ecology: Systematic Theology Responds to Laudato Si’ ”
Pontifical Gregorian University
May 12, 2021

Pope Francis invites you to celebrate Laudato Si’ Week 2021
Global Catholic Climate Movement 
May 11, 2021

Pope Francis invites you to celebrate the #LaudatoSi6​ Anniversary! Join thousands of Catholics around the world and unite to protect our common home. Together, through action and faith, we can solve the ecological crisis. Learn more at

Laudato Si’ Action Platform Overview
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
May 10, 2021

“Laudato Si: The Cry of the Earth, The Cry of the Poor”
Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim
Glastonbury Abbey of Massachusetts 
April 16, 2021

Laudato Si’ Dialogue: Plight of Environmental Defenders Around the World
Global Catholic Climate Movement
March 13, 2021

A dialogue about the Plight of Environmental Defenders around the world with Fr. Xavier Jeyaraj SJ + Melvin Purzuelo.

A Laudato Si’ Focus on Environmental Justice, Part 2
Catholic Climate Covenant
March 2, 2021

The second part of the series included presenters also providing first-hand stories of their communities addressing environmental injustice, and which focused on how U.S. Catholics can accompany them.

A Laudato Si’ Focus on Environmental Justice, Part 1
Catholic Climate Covenant
January 21, 2021

In this first part of the series, Dr. Catherine Wright unpacks the meaning of environmental justice and how Catholic Social Teaching (in particular Laudato Si’) gives us a helpful lens to view and act on this important issue. Veronica Coptis presents on her organization’s respectful collaboration with area residents living with the daily impacts of fossil fuel extraction, to improve oversight of and accountability for fossil fuel extraction and use, and protect public and environmental health.

“Earth Community, Interdependence and the Papal Encyclicals”
Turning Conscience Into Action: The Earth Charter Podcast with Mary Eveyn Tucker and Mirian Vilela
December 2020

Interreligious Responses to Laudato Si: How Laudato Si Moves Interreligious Dialogue Forward
Berkley Center, Georgetown University

October 29-30, 2020
This event convened voices from Pope Francis’ staff in Rome and from diverse religious traditions and various agencies to encourage discernment, cooperation, and policy development for an integral ecology. The program consisted of three online sessions over two days. On October 29 Cardinal Miguel Ayuso, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, will deliver the keynote address in the first session after words of welcome from Dr. John J. DeGioia, president of Georgetown University. Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, co-founders and co-directors of the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, offered reflections after Cardinal Ayuso’s address. In a subsequent session, Muslim, Buddhist, and Hindu representatives reflected on how Laudato Si resonates in their religious traditions. On October 30, representatives of various agencies and organizations structured to connect religious communities on environmental issues explored how multireligious cooperation enhances care of the earth and the vulnerable.

“A Call to Action–Protecting Our Common Home” (Webinar)”
Woods Hole Research Center

June 5, 2020

Presented by Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC)’s Dave McGlinchey, Rev. Mariama White-Hammond (founding pastor of New Roots AME Church, Boston), and Michael Sean Winters of National Catholic Reporter. Introductory remarks by Heather Goldstone, WHRC’s Chief Communications Officer. Pope Francis is marking the 5-year anniversary of Laudato si’, the Catholic Church’s call for “swift and unified global action” to solve the climate crisis. Join us to hear how faith communities are addressing the ecological and moral emergency of climate change. The panelists will also discuss the Faith Science Alliance, in which scientists and faith leaders have found common cause in the climate crisis.

Laudato Si’ Week Webinar “Social Action: Integral Ecology and Community Building”
Global Catholic Climate Movement
May 22, 2020

Keynote speaker: Clara Villalba, Board of Directors of OBSUR. Join and explore practical examples of initiatives that put people, particularly the most vulnerable, at the heart of the conversation.

Laudato Si’ Week Webinar “Raising our Voices for the Earth and the most Vulnerable”
Global Catholic Climate Movement
May 20, 2020

Keynote speaker: Pirmin Spiegel, Director-General and Chairman of Misereor. Learn how Laudato Si’ calls on us to be advocates for Creation.

Laudato Si Week Webinar “Time for the Church to Lead by Example”
Global Catholic Climate Movement
May 20, 2020

Keynote speaker: Yeb Saño, Climate activist and Executive Director of Greenpeace. Come and explore how we can build a better world together.

Laudato Si’ Week Webinar
“Ecospirituality: Deepening Our Communion With Creation” with Mary Evelyn Tucker
Global Catholic Climate Movement
May 19, 2020

Laudato Si’ Week Webinar “Laudato Si’ at 5: As Prophetic and Relevant As Ever”
Global Catholic Climate Movement
May 18, 2020

A special conversation with Fr. Augusto Zampini-Davies, adjunct secretary of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Integral Human Development and Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC).

School Sisters of Notre Dame
SSND Laudato Si’ 5th Anniversary Webinar
“For the Dignity of Life and the Care of All Creation”
Mary Evelyn Tucker May 7, 2020

“Saving Our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth”:
Conference on the 3rd Anniversary of Laudato Si’
July 5-6, 2018
Vatican City
This brief video gived an overview of the objectives and activities of the two-day International Conference “Saving our common home and the future of life on Earth,” which took place in Vatican City, July 5-6, 2018, hosted by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

“Reflection and Action on Laudato SI’ - Mary Evelyn Tucker
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL
April 21, 2018

“Laudato Si Online Conference”
June 13-17, 2016
Webinar #2: “Why is This Happening to Our Common Home”
Panelists: Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker, Fr. Sean McDonagh, Dr. Vincent Miller, and Fr. Michael Perry; Moderator: Fr James Martin

This panel explores the encyclical’s analysis of the causes of the current ecological crisis, the responsibility of humankind, and the invitation to embrace an integral ecology; all the while keeping dialogue with philosophy and human sciences.
Watch recordings of the entire conference here

The Challenge of Interreligious Dialogue in the Age of Laudato Si
Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker, Dr. Christopher Ives, Dr. Caner Dagli
Boston College Church in the 21st Century Center
April 7, 2016
There is great potential for deepening interreligious dialogue focusing on our shared ecological challenges. The growing ecological crisis clearly requires the response of science and technology, economics and policy. But we will also need the participation of the world’s religious communities as we recognize the moral and spiritual implications of the diminishment of the life support systems of the planet. This talk highlights some of the remarkable work being done within religious communities around the world to bring restoration to people and land. While acknowledging the limitations of religions it also notes the promise for ethical and spiritual transformation regarding ecological attitudes and practices. Interreligious dialogue has a new and vital role to play in healing the Earth.

Symposium on Religion and Climate Change: Panel 1

Georgetown University, Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs
November 9, 2015

Following Pope Francis’s historic visit to the United States and just a month before the momentous COP21 climate negotiations in Paris, the Berkley Center, in collaboration with the State Department, assembled a group of faith leaders, representatives of faith-based NGOs, scholars, and government policymakers to address the complex intersection of faith, science, and policy that surrounds the challenge of global climate change. Two panels addressed the moral and theological underpinnings of the climate action movement, and the connections between climate, justice, and poverty.

Mary Evelyn Tucker: “An Integrating Vision: Ecology, Economics, Equity”
Part of a series of talks on Laudato Si entitled “The Cry of the Earth: How Pope Francis Calls Us to the Science Faith, and Action of Saving Our Common Home”
St. Vincent de Paul Church, Baltimore, MD, USA
October 28, 2015

In Part 3 of “The Cry of the Earth: How Pope Francis Calls Us to the Science Faith, and Action of Saving Our Common Home”, St. Vincent (co-sponsored by St. Ignatius Catholic Community) presents Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale. In her talk she discusses how Pope Francis highlights the conjunction of ecology, economy, and equity in what he calls an integral ecology. From this perspective, working within the limits of nature can lead to thriving human societies. In contrast, he laments, exploiting the Earth without limits has led to destruction of ecosystems and increased human inequities. This talk will explore how religious, educational and scientific communities can draw on the encyclical for assisting the flourishing of life.

John Haught: “The Cry of the Earth: Science, Theology, and Laudato Si”
Part of a series of talks on Laudato Si entitled “The Cry of the Earth: How Pope Francis Calls Us to the Science Faith, and Action of Saving Our Common Home”
St. Vincent de Paul Church, Baltimore, MD, USA
October 14, 2015

In Part 2 of “The Cry of the Earth: How Pope Francis Calls Us to the Science Faith, and Action of Saving Our Common Home”, St. Vincent (co-sponsored by St. Ignatius Catholic Community) presents Dr. John Haught of Georgetown University. Dr. Haught examines, through the lens of Pope Francis’s Laudato Si, the broken connection between humans and nature that has been sanctioned by the academically endorsed suspicion that the universe has no point, no meaning, no purpose. With the help of the works of scientifically informed religious thinkers, such as Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and Alfred North Whitehead this presentation explores Pope Francis’s courageous affirmation, in Laudato Si’, that the universe does indeed have a purpose, namely, that of bringing about the self-justifying value of beauty.

“Pope Francis’ Encyclical: Climate Change Evokes Moral Change”
Panel at Yale University
October 1, 2015

This panel discussion, with experts from across several disciplines, will discuss how Pope Francis’ encyclical will re-frame the issue of climate change for Catholics and non-Catholics. John Grim, Phd will Moderate. Panelist include: Mary Evelyn Tucker, Ph.D., Teresa Berger, Ph.D., Joanna DaFoe, GRD ‘17. Respondents are Joshua Ratner, Associate Rabbi, Slifka Center and Omer Bajwa, Coordinator of Muslim Life, Yale Chaplain’s Office.

Stephen Scharper: “A Compassionate Science: Pope Francis, Climate Change and the Fate of Creation”
Part of a series of talks on Laudato Si entitled “The Cry of the Earth: How Pope Francis Calls Us to the Science Faith, and Action of Saving Our Common Home”
St. Vincent de Paul Church, Baltimore, MD, USA
September 30, 2015

In Part 1 of “The Cry of the Earth: How Pope Francis Calls Us to the Science Faith, and Action of Saving Our Common Home”, St. Vincent (co-sponsored by St. Ignatius Catholic Community) presents presents Dr. Stephen Scharper: Climate change science has emerged in the last three decades as one of the most vexed and contentious areas of contemporary research. From the muzzling of environmental scientists in Canada to the censorship of leading climate change researchers in the United States, politics has tinctured, tethered, and at times eclipsed scientific data on one of the most important issues of our times. In his pioneering encyclical “Laudato Si,” Pope Francis takes on the climate change issue, directly utilizing contemporary scientific research on climate change and its effects, such as global warming, rising sea levels, the acidification of oceans, and species lost. This talk explores a series of questions: What role can a Catholic voice play in the science climate change debate? Does Pope Francis have unique credentials for addressing climate change science? Does climate change science challenge people of faith to a deeper understanding of their relationship to and responsibilities for creation?

“Pope, Paris and the SDGs: What’s driving business to act on climate change now?”
Panel at Yale University
September 23, 2015

What has shifted in relation to business sustainability leadership and what is compelling companies to act now? In this interactive dialogue facilitated by Brad Gentry, panelists will discuss these questions among others, bringing to light new opportunities for business to mitigate climate change and contribute to the global sustainable development priorities. Featuring: Peter Bakker (President & CEO, WBCSD); Frances Beinecke (Former President, NRDC; Scholar, Yale); Pavan Sukhdev (Founder & CEO, GIST Advisory; Author); Mary Evelyn Tucker (Scholar of Religion and the Environment, Yale); Moderated by Brad Gentry (Associate Dean for Professional Practice, Yale; Director, Yale Center for Business and the Environment).

“Dear World”
NextGen Climate
September 18, 2015

Pope Francis has called on people of all faiths to come together to take action on climate change and protect “our common home.” Will you join him?


“Integral Ecology: Concern for Environmental and Economic Justice”
Presentation by Mary Evelyn Tucker, with respondent Fr. John Coleman, SJ
University of San Francisco
September 3, 2015

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“Pope Francis and the Environment: Why His Climate Encyclical Matters”

Panel at Yale University
April 8, 2015

Read the transcript
In the summer of 2015, Pope Francis is expected to issue a Papal Encyclical on the environment, in which he is expected to declare climate action a moral imperative for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. This panel of experts from across several disciplines at Yale discusses the potential implications of this event–and how it might transform the global climate debate for Catholics and non-Catholics alike.

“Pope Francis and the Environment: Why His Climate Encyclical Matters”

Podcast by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim
Yale University
March 2015

Photo: Mary Evelyn Tucker presenting on Laudato Si’ at the Festival of Faiths, 2019.