Br. Kevin Cawley, Executive Director of the Thomas Berry Forum recently made a special presentation to the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers Leadership Meeting in Jacksonville, Florida. The group received a one hour summary from Kevin on the basic outline and the long term implications of Laudato Si’, the encyclical on the environment from Pope Francis. The audience was appreciative , especially in light of the recent Congregation Chapter calls that included the phrase: “the agenda of the world is the mission of the congregation.” Pope Francis has lifted care for the earth, “Our Common Home” , to the very first position on the global agenda. We would do well to attend to his call for action and continue to inform our brothers of the contours of these large challenges.