10 Ways Your Parish Can Make a Difference, by the Catholic Climate Covenant is a comprehensive guide to a greener faith community, outlining simple steps your parish can take to help halt climate change.
Suggested Prayers to Reflect on Creation, offered up by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is a collection of reflective and petition prayers for individual or group practice.
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.
From the Catholic Climate Covenant, RENEW International, and GreenFaith, Creation at the Crossroads is a small-group resource for studying and internalizing the message of Laudato Si'. Focusing on Pope Francis's message of love as the most potent tool for action, this study guide is a motivational call to action. It can be viewed here.
April 22, 2016 marks the 46th anniversary of Earth Day, a secular celebration that many faith communities have incorporated into their annual calendars. This year, we join with the Earth Day Network to celebrate “Trees for the Earth.”
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’.
This program is designed around the 2014 Feast of St. Francis (October 4) and highlights St. Francis’ s concern for Creation and the poor because:
Hosting this session around the Feast of St. Francis highlights St. Francis’s concern for both Creation and those at the margins of society:
On behalf of all of the partners of the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change, we thank you for your willingness to join thousands of other Catholics and people of goodwill to share in this nationwide screening event with your community.
Climate change is no longer an abstraction for many, especially those already vulnerable to nature’s unpredictability: poor people at home in the United States and millions abroad. For them, climate change is a threat multiplier: making their difficult lives even tougher.