In line with the research I am doing, I am reading the book Empowering Climate-Change Strategies with Bernard Lonergan's Method, by John Raymaker. The book gives a good overview of Lonergan's ideas of the thinking processes and how we come to making decisions. Lonergan was asked once if he were to start an institute, what would be its focus? Immediately he said it would be on "How do people change their minds?" This focus is pertinent to today since we find ourselves with a polarized politics and religion. How do we move forward to prevent further fragmentation? Perhaps we should think more in terms of collaboration and dialogue, a suggestion made by Cardinal Turkson, the one who drafted "Laudato Si," in a speech given here at Boston College last week. As the medieval adage goes: What pertains to everyone must be discussed by everyone. Global climate change might force us into such dialogue, if there is a change of mind and heart.
Another excellent article on Lonergan and climate change is by Richard Liddy. (Download here.)