Laudato Si’ at Four: Momentum Is Building in the US Catholic Church!

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.

Catholic Social Teaching and the Green New Deal

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.

Topics discussed:

All Creation Gives God Praise: An Earth Day Webinar

Every year, Catholic Climate Covenant produces a one-hour educational program. This year we are focusing on the issue of protecting biodiversity to complement the Earth Day Network's "Protect Our Species" campaign. In the webinar we explore why the Earth day Network chose the theme of "Protecting Our Species" and all the wonderful resources and toolkits that they have available for your use. We also delve into the Covenant's Earth Day program and how you can facilitate a program in your parish, school, or religious community.

 

Presenters:

Why the Faith Community Holds the Climate Key

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.

Bulletin

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.

From Declaration to Action: Next Steps for Living the Catholic Climate Declaration

The Catholic Climate Declaration calls on the United States to remain a global leader in reducing emissions. Join us for a one-hour webinar discussing how the U.S. Catholic community, driven by the Catholic Climate Declaration, is taking compelling and vital steps for climate action. Learn how the U.S. Catholic community is responding to the challenge with a variety of actions to reduce emissions and ensure climate justice.

Presenters:

Catholics are Still In Campaign

Join us to learn how you can be a part of our just-launched campaign -- Catholics Are Still In – by learning: 

  • Why we have created the Catholic Climate Declaration; 
  • How it is related to the We Are Still In campaign; 
  • What our next steps will be, and; 
  • How you can help enlist Catholic leaders to sign the declaration. 

Presenters: 

  • Jose Aguto, Catholic Climate Covenant 
  • Marianne Comfort, Sisters of Mercy 
  • Anne Kelly, CERES 
  • Marisa Vertrees Global Catholic Climate Movement

Reducing Plastic Waste and Moving Beyond a Throwaway Culture

Join us to learn how the exponential growth of plastics is threatening the survival of our planet. In this webinar, we hear from Valeria Merino, Vice President for Global Earth Day, about the Earth Day Network's "A World Without Plastic Pollution Earth Day Campaign." Ms. Merino shares the many resources available from the Earth Day network to help us reduce our consumption of plastics. We also unpack the Covenant's Earth Day Program (Beyond a Throwaway Culture: Reduce Waste--Grow Community), and explore how your faith community can celebrate our common home on Earth Day…and every day!

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