This week the Berkley Forum asks: What are some of the key takeaways from Fratelli Tutti? How does the new encyclical relate to well-established themes in the pontificate of Pope Francis, such as integral ecology and global solidarity? Does the document shift Church teaching? If so, how? What concrete steps are needed to apply the vision of Fratelli Tutti to social ills in the United States and abroad, such as systemic racism and gender inequality? How might the document affect Catholic global outreach, including Vatican diplomacy and peacebuilding? What does the practice and theory of “social friendship” mean for interreligious dialogue?
Read the editorial responses here.