Pope Francis' letter to humanity, Laudato Si: On the Care of Our Common Home, has caught the attention of Christians and non Christians alike. Francis understands that transforming our relationship with creation, and in particular with our planet, Earth, must now be the top priority of all people.
In the encyclical Francis says, Sister Earth "cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her."
This encyclical is written in an engaging, accessible style. It is great for individual reading but even better for a discussion group. Reading and discussing the encyclical in a group is exactly what is called for because throughout the letter, there are calls to dialogue.