How should we report about Justin Bieber, Kanye West and other cases of well-known personalities who are considering the Christian faith?
Should the protest of Reformed Christians against laws allowing shopping on Sunday be heeded? Do transgendered people have a right to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with?
In light of the stigmatisation of large groups of newcomers in our societies, it is important to stress the common humanity of all human beings, and of the equal dignity we all posses in the eyes of God.
The encyclical strongly relates these ecological problems to social issues such as injustice and income inequality: it asserts that where the fabric of society breaks down, the environment suffers as well.