Catholics Take Action to Protect Our Common Home: Laudato Si'!

A motivational, inspirational, and instructional webinar with a fantastic group of Catholic creation care champions!

Webinar gives you:

 1)  Concrete ideas and innovative examples for how to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the 5th anniversary of Laudato Si”.  
 2)  Information on how other parishes, schools, dioceses, and religious communities have set Laudato Si’ into action. 
 3)  Resources that are available to help you plan for Earth day and Laudato Si' at 5.

Presenters include:

All Creation Gives God Praise: 2019 Earth Day Program

All Creation Gives God Praise: Protecting Biodiversity in a Time of Climate Crisis

SPECIAL NOTE: April 22, 2019 marks the 49th anniversary of Earth Day, a secular celebration that many faith communities have incorporated into their annual calendars for awareness and action. This year, Earth Day falls on the Saturday before Easter (April 22nd). Therefore, we recommend celebrating Earth Day during the Easter season or another date that suits your community's schedule.

How Our Food Choices Can Save the Planet

An information-packed webinar examining:

1) How our food system (the way we produce, transport, and consume food) is responsible for over a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions.

2) How we can take action, both individually and as Catholic communities, to reduce our damaging “foodprints” on our common home.

3) How we can make food choices that are sustainable, less wasteful, and just.

 

Presenters:

Homily Help - Season of Creation

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 15, 2019

Father Jacek Orzechowski, OFM, provides this homily help, a reflection on the parable of the Prodigal Son (Gospel of Luke 15:1-32) for the Season of Creation.

You may download the PDF on this page, or use the full text below.

 

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 15, 2019

Gospel of Luke 15:1-32

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:

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.

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