Politics and praxis of ecological conversion. Towards a change of life-style

Politics and praxis of ecological conversion. Towards a change of life-style

When the encyclical «Laudato Si» speaks of an ecological conversion in order to bring about the necessary change to maintain «our common home, the earth», then it is clear that this does not just mean «spiritual change». This conversion also affects our lifestyle.

 

However, change of lifestyle is very often negatively connoted by many. He is seen as a «loss of the existing» and not as an «opportunity for something new».

 

Our starting point for this transformation should therefore be less considerations of how to safeguard the existing wealth in our societies, but to ask ourselves the question about the «good life».

 

In order to sharpen our view of what is necessary and what is possible, we would like to turn towards those initiatives and projects that are already trying to live this necessary change, however small.

 

It is these examples that can convince us rather than big words can and show, that a «good life» is not necessarily just a vision, but that it can be achieved, step by step. How can we invite people to join this «path to transformation»?