The human person is “essentially a relational being” as a mirror of the Holy Trinity, finding God through others and expecting answers from religion to unexplained questions of the human condition. In this research paper, I will develop the parallel relationship between Inter-faith dialogues by Thomas Merton based on the book Signs of Peace and ecumenism as it is understood by Oscar Cullman in the book “Unity through Diversity.”
Since the beginning of creation, God made a covenant with the first male and female: “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to till it and keep it.” (Genesis 2: 15). Over the centuries, humanity has lost sight of the original and divine mission to “work and care” for the environment. In this term paper, I will analyze the relationship between “environment and human ecology” as it is understood in Caritas in Veritate and Laudato Si’. I will first introduce the two documents, then I will analyze ecology and environment, afterward human ecology, and ecological awareness, and conclude in a prayer for our earth.