Please join Adrienne Young-Ramsey and 106.1 The Corner‘s Program Director, Brad Savage for lively discussions about our collective past, our potential futures and the bridges we build to get there. This week’s June 19th topics feature Summer Solstice 2015, it’s cosmic coinciding with Father’s Day this year, and Laudato Si’, the heartening Encyclical released by Pope Francis yesterday full of practical advice and powerful statements which remind us that spiritual and environmental responsibility are fruit of the same tree.

“We are not faced with two separate crises, one environmental and the other social, but rather one complex crisis which is both social and environmental.”

“There can be no renewal of our relationship with nature without a renewal of humanity itself.”

“It has become countercultural to chose a lifestyle whose goals are even partly independent of technology.”

“Nobody is suggesting a return to the Stone Age, but we do need to slow down and look at reality in a different way.”

“When media and the digital world become omnipresent, their influence can stop people from learning how to live wisely, to think deeply and to love generously. In this context, the great sages of the past run the risk of going unheard amid the noise and distractions of an information overload.”

“We need to reject a magical conception of the market, which would suggest that the problems can be solved simply by an increase in the profits of companies or individuals.”

“What would induce anyone, at this stage, to hold on to power only to be remembered for their inability to take action when it was urgent and necessary to do so?”

Hear, hear, hero Pope Francis! Brightly beams the Light at The End of the Tunnel. We do hope you will join us!