The Francis Effect

The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and George Mason University released a report noting the success of Pope Francis’s leadership on the climate change debate:

“In this report we conclude that, over the past six months, Americans – especially Catholic Americans – became more engaged in and concerned about global warming. Furthermore, our findings suggest that the Pope’s teachings about global warming contributed to an increase in public engagement on the issue, and influenced the conversation about global warming in America; we refer to this as The Francis Effect.”

Reading and Discussion Guides

Top Ten Takeaways from Laudato Si' - Fr. James Martin, SJ

Discussion Guide on Laudato Si - USCCB Ecospirituality Resources