I’ve loved the natural world since I can remember, and all the more as I understand it as a creation. The world is full of diverse beauty, it provides us with things to enjoy, wonder at, and supports our way of life. I have studied it from various perspectives for years. I have spent many years trying to reconcile my love of science with my love of theology, my desire to care for creation with my desire to worship the creator. I have a PhD in climate science and am completing a Masters degree in theology. So hear me out, please.
Pope Francis has made dialogue with Islam a high priority, as he is acutely aware that the scourge of war and displacement of peoples will not stop until these great religious traditions can consolidate effective norms of peace, justice, toleration, and cooperation.