Responding to Pope Francis's Call: Building a New Economy Rooted in Care for Creation

A panel discussion focused on building a new economy rooted in care for creation. The panelists presented about the “Economy of Francesco”, “a global gathering of young people determined to make the economy fair, sustainable, and inclusive.”

The Vatican describes the Economy of Francesco as “a different economy, one that helps people live and does not kill, that includes and does not exclude, that humanizes rather than dehumanizes, that takes care of creation and does not plunder it.”

Faith, Food, and the Environment

At a time of an ongoing global pandemic, armed conflicts, climate change, chemical pollution, rising food practices, and the ever-growing loss of land for food production, the need to build sustainable and just agricultural and food systems in the U.S. has never been more urgent. Modern food production is responsible for one-quarter of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. The use of fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides can be hugely damaging to our environment and to human health.

Putting our Faith in Action: Voting to Protect our Common Home

Season of Creation Webinar #2

The November 8th midterm elections are quickly approaching. As in every election, this opportunity for participation in public life can help Catholics express support for peace, justice, and the protection of creation. Join us to hear about theological foundations for why Catholics are called to vote to protect the environment and about exciting opportunities for everyone to get involved - especially young adults!

The Canticle of Creatures

A PowerPoint presentation of St. Francis' Canticle of the Creatures. Special thanks to Linda Lysakowski for this prayer resource. Linda is a member of St Andrew Catholic Community in Boulder City, NV, and a graduate student at Franciscan School of Theology at University of San Diego.

Feast of St. Francis 2021: “Eco-Conversion: Called to Tend to a Flourishing Garden of Life"

 

The 2021 program focus is on the call for "Eco-conversion" that is central in the Vatican's Laudato Si' Action Platform (LSAP), and is designed to assist you and your community discern how to engage with the LSAP. The program contains prayers, readings, reflection/discussion questions, a short video, and suggested activities.

Protagonists for Transformation: Young Catholic Leaders for Climate Justice

In this webinar four Catholic young adults take part in a moving and spirit-filled conversation about:
1) What climate justice means to them.
2) How their faith and/or spirituality informs their work for climate justice.
3) How they imagine their lives in a climate-changed world.
4) What they desire in their relationships with people from other generations, especially older ones, as they confront the climate crisis.
5) Their dreams for the church.

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