The Jesuits: Healing Earth

Healing Earth is a free, online environmental textbook covering the key issues of biodiversity, natural resources, energy, food, and water as they relate to global climate change. Increasing awareness and probing ethical implications of the current environmental crisis, Healing Earth both challenges readers and calls us to action to address this critical issue. It can be viewed here.

Catholic Relief Services: Our Common Home

Climate Change, from Catholic Relief Services is a comprehensive educational and advocacy guide to the moral obligation of the Catholic community to take action to address climate change. Espousing Pope Francis's teaching that our attitude towards the protection of the Earth is directly tied to the protection of the world's most vulnerable populations, this guide contains personal stories of climate change victims, and outlines what we as individuals can do to help. It can be viewed here.

USCCB: Discussion Guide

Compiled by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Laudato Si' Discussion Guide provides individuals and groups with a framework for studying Pope Francis's encyclical, facilitating prayer, discussion, and reflection, as well as highlighting ways in which the Catholic community can respond to Pope Francis's call to action.

Catholic Education and Laudato Si'

A 5-part presentation series on Laudato Si' created by Liz Morrison of Catherine's Residence provides an introduction to Pope Francis's encyclical, and continues on to examine various aspects of the document as they relate to climate change. It highlights critical climate issues, including conservation, clean water access, the impact of global warming on the poor, and the need for biodiversity. It can be viewed here.

Caring for Our Common Home, 2015

Catholic Climate Covenant’s 2015 Feast of St. Francis program, “Caring for Our Common Home,” explores how to
understand and apply Pope Francis’s encyclical on ecology and climate change. The encyclical is titled Laudato Si’, or, in English, Praised Be: On The Care of Our Common Home.

This program guide contains everything you need to host an event. This guide refers to a parish, but can be equallywell used by a youth group, university, religious community, or any group that is interested in exploring Laudato Si’.