A Virtual Celebration of Earth Day and Laudato Si'
"All it takes is one good person to restore hope!" (Laudato Si' #71)
Catholic Climate Covenant invites you to submit prayers, meditations, stories, essays, statements, reflections, art, poems, songs, photos, videos, etc. that lift up your love and hope for God’s creation!
Hope for Creation is a virtual creative celebration of love, solidarity, and hope for God’s creation. Rather than hosting and attending events this year, we call on you to submit prayers, meditations, reflections, essays, stories, statements, art, poems, songs, videos, etc. that lift up our love and hope for God’s great creation. You may submit original work or something that you found inspiring or moving. If not original, please give the source or attribution.
At the beginning of 2020, the world was preparing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the 5th anniversary of Laudato Si’ with a multitude of local, national, and international events. Now, most planned events are cancelled or postponed. Yet, even in the midst of these uncertain and difficult times, the work to protect our common home continues. We need creative outlets where we can express and share our fears and anxiety, and where we can come together to pave the road with hope and light.
This virtual campaign is for everyone, but we particularly would like to invite Catholic youth and young adults to participate. Students, this is your time to show your energy, creativity and your commitment to God’s creation!
Please use this form for your submission. In your description of your submission, include an action you pledge to take to care for creation. For ideas go here.
Hope for Creation submissions are listed HERE and may (with permission) be used during the time between Earth Day (April 22) and Laudato Si’ week (May 16-24) in a social media campaign lifting Catholic climate action. For privacy reasons, if under 18, your submission will appear with only your first name and state.