This document highlights elements of Laudato Si, or Praised Be, Pope Francis’s encyclical letter on ecology. Citations are included for your reference.
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.
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.
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.
In the news we hear a lot about institutions divesting from fossil fuels including some Catholic institutions. Have you wondered what this means? Are you curious as to why this is happening or would like to know how different institutions use their portfolios to address social issues?
In this webinar we will delve into:
1) How Catholic institutions see divestment from fossil fuels and investments in clean energy companies as a way to demonstrate care for creation.
GreyComm Studios presents a multimedia spoken word representation of Laudato Si'.
This webinar highlights how Laudato Si’ impacted the U.S. Catholic church and what still needs to be done to meet Pope Francis’ challenge as outlined in the encyclical.
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!
This short video discusses how the parish of Our Mother of Confidence in San Diego, California has taken action to reduce water and energy usage in order to be better stewards of God's creation; these changes have led parish leaders to be more mindful of their natural and financial resources.