This 45-minute webinar will help you write quality Letters to the Editor (LTE) responding to energy and climate change articles in your local newspaper, and give you tips on how to:
The most effective way of asking your legislator for support for climate protection measures is to set up a face-to-face meeting. Our "Setting Up a Meeting with your Legislator" toolkit provide a framework for setting up your meeting and making it as productive as possible.
This program is designed with the 2016 Feast of St. Francis (October 4) in mind. However, we hope you will feel free to implement the program at a time that is convenient to your parish or school.
As you know, Pope Francis was so inspired by St. Francis of Assisi that he is the first Roman pontiff to take the saint’s name. He has challenged us to make care for creation and care for the poor a cornerstone of our Catholic witness.
This year marks the 37th anniversary of St. Francis of Assisi being named the Patron Saint of those who promote ecology by St. John Paul II.
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.
Laudato Si' is a bi-lingual video released by the Vatican. Displaying the message of Pope Francis's encyclical alongside striking images of the world around us, it is a succinct and relatable presentation of Laudato Si'.
Impact of Climate Change Reflection Guide, from the Sisters of Mercy lays out crucial climate change concerns as they correlate to the critical concerns of the Sisters of Mercy. Outlining issues dealing with the Earth and ecosystems, racism, immigration and internal displacement, escalating conflict, and the education and empowerment of women, this reflection guide warns of the consequences of continued non-action on climate change.
A Faith Reflection to Climate Change, from Carmelite NGO presents the faithful with a guide to the Church's teachings on climate change. Containing scriptures, prayers, and the writings of church leaders, this reflection offers insight into the Catholic community's thoughts towards climate change, as well as actions that can be taken to address the issue.
Climate: A Common Good, from Marianne Comfort and Leadership Conference of Women Religious contains an analysis of the social impact of climate change. From devastating natural disasters to widespread crop failure, climate refugees to increased spread of disease, the progress of climate change will continue to impact the poorest populations of the Earth. Pope Francis urges us to consider our individual lifestyle choices, and to make positive changes to protect our vulnerable brothers and sisters.