A clearly articulated common faith is a great source of strength as we work to solve climate change together. Please see below for resources that will help you understand and apply the science and our faith tradition.
Especially since their 1991 pastoral statement Renewing The Earth, the U.S. Catholic bishops have identified creation care and climate change as moral issues for all people of faith and goodwill.
Throughout His ministry, Jesus wove creation into teachings, parables and prayers. Jesus often used creation to illustrate how we are called to love one another, and in doing so affirmed the goodness of God’s gift for which we must care.
The Bible reveals to us that creation is a good gift which God has made and invited us to steward. Through Scripture, we come to recognize and appreciate God’s vision for the asesome world which God created.
Ways to Get Involved
We lift a united Catholic voice to support sensible, faith-informed climate public policies.
In response to the release of Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical Laudato Si’, the Catholic Climate Covenant developed Catholic Energies to help Catholic campuses, including parishes, schools, healthcare facilities, and other buildings take meaningful and measurable steps to reduce their energy consumption and costs.
Catholic Climate Ambassadors
Catholic Climate Ambassadors deliver Catholic teaching on climate change to local audiences around the country. Each ambassador is well versed in the deep history of Catholic teaching about ecology, and brings a wealth of individual experiences from organic farming to religious vocation to geoscience to inform its application.
Hope for Creation
A Virtual Celebration of Earth Day and Laudato Si’ . Submit prayers, meditations, stories, statements, reflections, art, photos, poems, songs, videos, etc. that lift up your love and hope for God’s creation!
Creation Care Teams
Creation Care teams enable committed Catholics to lead the charge to solve climate change—together. We achieve more together, and united action is at the heart of this program. Whether it’s a group from your parish, workplace, or school, your Creation Care team unites the people around you. You’ll work to make a difference, create more sustainable facilities, and advocate for faith-informed climate policies.
Youth and Young Adult Mobilization
In our colleges and universities, community organizations, high schools and grade schools, volunteer programs, and the pews, young people are already demonstrating a willingness “to change, to turn back, get up and learn from life” when it comes to creation care. At Catholic Climate Covenant, we’re interested in nothing short of building a movement of young Catholics ignited by the joy of the Gospel, attuned to the cries of the earth and the poor, capable of turning back the clock on climate change.
St. Francis Pledge
Take the St. Francis/Laudato Si’ Pledge to care for creation and the poor "I pledge to pray, live, and advocate Laudato Si'" Take the St. Francis/Laudato Si' Pledge to follow in the footsteps of Pope Francis' encyclical, Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home.
Feast of St. Francis
The Covenant’s 2021 Feast of St. Francis educational 90-minute program enables U.S. Catholics to host in-person or virtual sessions to grow in their understanding and call to care for creation as integral to the Catholic faith through prayer, education and action.
Earth Day 2022: Integral Ecology This year’s Earth Day program theme is “Integral Ecology: Pursuing the Common Good for Our Common Home”, a theme that helps us connect a variety of issues that relate to creation care. The approximately one-hour educational and prayer program is the perfect way for our families, parishes, schools, and religious communities to explore the concept of integral ecology and the common good.