Dr. Vandana Shiva is a leading Hindu physicist, writer and environmental activist from India. She participated in the Pope Francis conference called the “Economy of Francesco” in Italy. And what is the Economy of Francesco? The Vatican defines it as follows:
“The Economy of Francesco kicks off on Thursday, 19 November, and runs for three days online, with the heart of the event taking place in the Italian town of Assisi. Called for by Pope Francis, the event hopes to inspire young people to initiate a process of global change in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi and the encyclical Laudato Si’.” 
So whenever we talk about the “Economy of Francesco,” we are talking about the Pope’s new vision for a global economy. At the heart of Pope Francis’ foundation for this new economy is Laudato Si’. This is the message that the Pope proposes for the future.
In addition to protecting the environment, meeting basic human needs, promoting sustainability, promoting cooperation, promoting the establishment of an international body with authority over national governments and promoting Sunday as a day of rest, Laudato Si’ also has a sinister side (as if these reasons weren’t sinister enough). Instead of trying to explain the other component of Laudato Si’, we will let the Vatican associates and experts do it.
In a recent interview with the Vatican, Dr. Vandana Shiva, a keynote speaker at the “Economy of Francesco” event, was asked the following question about Laudato Si’:
Vatican News: You certainly must have read Pope Francis’ Encyclical “Laudato Si’” What impression did it make on you?
Dr. Vandana Shiva: I have not just read Pope Francis’s Encyclical Laudato Si’, I participated in the dialogues at the Vatican on Redefining the Economy and going beyond the Economy of Indifference. When I read Laudato Si’ I felt I was reading our ancient Vedic texts, especially the Atharvaveda on our duty to have reverence for the Earth and all her beings. 
Here we have a Hindu physicist who says that the Pope’s encyclical on climate, Laudato Si’, is steeped in pantheistic mysticism. Dr. Vandana Shiva said that when she read Laudato Si’, she thought she was reading the Hindu sacred texts that teach people to reverence the earth.
The planet is being treated as if it were a living rational being worthy of our praise. These ideas make no distinction between creation and the Creator. God is made equal to the universe both in physical matter and in the forces that govern it. The Pope’s message is a call to men and women to have an intimate relationship with the earth. This is the new foundation for the coming global economy.
Pantheism is completely incompatible with God’s word. These are grave errors and not truth. This is not the gospel or even compatible with the gospel. Paul reminds us that we must not accept another gospel even if it is proclaimed by “an angel from heaven” (Galatians 1:8). Any policy that undermines the gospel of Christ must be opposed. Paul tells us in Galatians 2:11 how this must be done.
“But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.” Galatians 2:11.
Paul resisted and opposed faith-threatening teachings and practices. This is the example our pastors and leaders should take whenever someone tries to cause the church to deviate from the path that God established for us.
Instead of embracing the scandalous teaching of Laudato Si’, we must reject them. The earth and everything in creation must point us to the Creator so that we can give God the glory (Revelation 14:7). It is the Creator that we must submit to and obey, and not nature.