“for we know that things can change” (LS 13)

    

Laudato Sí Week – May 16-24, 2021

On May 24, 2020, the fifth anniversary of the encyclical, Pope Francis announced a Special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year from 24th May 2020 – 24th May 2021.

“I invite all persons of goodwill to adhere to it, to take care of our common home and our more fragile brothers and sisters”, said the Pope.

Pope Francis urges all people of good will to take urgent action against the injustice of climate change and the ecological crisis, to protect the poor, and future generations. His encyclical letter Laudato Si’ is a compelling call to care for our common home, Earth, building on a long history of Catholic teaching.

    

   

Resources

Nonviolence: Key to a Laudato Si’ future –  Marie Dennis, Sr. Sheila Kinsey, Fr. Amado Picardal, and Ken Butigan, all members of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative steering committee, discuss how nonviolence is interwoven with the Vatican’s ambitious seven-year Laudato Si action platform.

Sowing Hope for the Planet: Creation Care Prayer Network. | LSW Day 4 – Sr. Sheila Kinsey hosted Sowing Hope For the Planet Webinar, and Sr. Bea Hernandez shared some of what the Wheaton Franciscans have done to care for our common home over the past 20+ years.

A call to action on Laudato Si’ from a Columban Sister

Vatican office invites church on journey to ‘total sustainability’ in next decade

Laudato Si’ Week

Global Catholic Climate Movement

Laudato Si’

   

   

Partner Resources/Events

“Call to Action to Care for Our Common Home” taking place May 15th: Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s Catholic Action Team invites you to their very first virtual CCL Catholic Conference: Call to Action to Care for Our Common Home, on May 15th from 12-4 p.m. Eastern. Catholics are a large demographic in Congress and there is now an opportunity to support significant climate legislation. The conference will explore the tools you’ll need to effectively reach Catholics and activate the Catholic voice to Care for Creation. Speakers include Bishop John Stowe from the Diocese of Lexington; Bishop Robert McElroy from the Diocese of San Diego; and Jose Aguto from Catholic Climate Covenant as a keynote speaker. Everyone is invited, especially anyone with Catholic members of Congress. The conference will take place on Zoom, and once you register you will receive a link to join closer to the date. Register here! You can view the conference schedule here.

Watch Recording of Sacred Land, Sacred Spaces Webinar: If you missed this special webinar in the spirit of encounter and of Laudato Si’, the Catholic Climate Covenant invites you to watch a recording of the webinar Sacred Land, Sacred Spaces here featuring Deborah Echo-Hawk, Ronnie O’Brien, and Nikki Cooley, and the dedication they share to the well-being of Native American tribal nations and peoples, and the lands, territories and cultures they hold sacred.

   

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