June 18th, 2019 marks the fourth anniversary of the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical, "Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home." During the past four years, parishes, schools, colleges and universities, healthcare facilities, and religious communities have responded with faith, passion, and enormous creativity to the Pope’s call to care for creation and care for the poor.
You’ve heard about the Green New Deal, an ambitious, visionary, and for some, controversial Congressional proposal to deal with the urgent climate crisis while simultaneously investing in job creation and advancing social and racial justice. Do you have questions about how we as people of faith should respond to the Green New Deal?
On Tuesday, April 30, 2019, Catholic Climate Covenant hosted this educational webinar to discuss Catholic Social Teaching and The Green New Deal.
Professor Ed Maibach from George Mason University’s Center for Climate Communication will demonstrate how the faith community is vital to inspire effective climate policy and greater climate action. Dr. Maibach has been at the forefront of polling and messaging on climate change and makes a compelling case for Catholics and other people of faith to use the power of their core beliefs and public witness to change attitudes toward solving the climate crisis.
Here you will find resources for homilists, bulletins, and other materials that help to integrate the rich insights of Laudato Si' and Christian care for creation into Sunday Mass. These will include the following:
These are intended to be put in your church bulletin each week and are a good way to remind people of how their individual actions can have a huge impact for our Earth.
GreyComm Studios presents a multimedia spoken word representation of Laudato Si'.
2017's Feast of St. Francis program, "Befriend the Wolf: Blessing All God’s Creation", is an invitation to follow St. Francis’ example and open our hearts to all of creation. This webinar unpacks the story of the Wolf of Gubbio as a wonderful and useful metaphor to harmonize our relationship with God's Creation in our modern lives. It also discusses how the 2017 Feast of St. Francis program can be used in your parish, school, and faith community to foster that relationship. Whether you are already planning to use the 2017 Feast of St.