By Aaron Salzman, Catholic Divestment Network, Climate Justice at Boston College
I joined Climate Justice at Boston College (CJBC) in 2016 initially because of its faith-based mission. CJBC, BC’s fossil fuel divestment campaign, was appealing to the Jesuit mission of our school to point out the hypocrisy and immorality of investing in an industry that has so harmed God’s creation. As I become more invested (no pun intended) in the work, I became more conscious of the great injustices against creation that our current system allows for. The response in Laudato Si’ to today’s ecological sins has become very important for me because of its radical call to ecological conversion in our spiritual, personal and communal lives.