Laudato Si’ Week – 2020
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Celebrate the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si’ by participating in Laudato Si’ Week, May 16-24. This is a pivotal moment for our planet. Laudato Si’ teaches us how to create a more just and sustainable world—for Earth and its people. We know that climate change is an existential threat to God’s creation. Laudato Si’ Week offers people of faith a time to reflect on the gift of Earth and creation, and realize it is under threat. It is a time for people around the world to pray, learn, gather virtually, reflect, and prepare to build a better world together.
Visit the Vatican’s Laudato Si’ Week website. View resources and see how people around the world are working to care for creation. The Vatican is hosting a series of Laudato Si’ Fifth Anniversary Workshops. Set against the backdrop of the current Coronavirus crisis, the virtual workshops will talk about the climate crisis, climate injustice and action we must take inspired by the encyclical, Laudato Si’. Register for one or all of the workshops
- Introductory Session: Mon., May 18 at 2:00 PM GMT
- Eco Spirituality: Tues., May 19 at 2:00 PM GMT
- Sustainability: Wed., May 20 at 2:00 PM GMT
- Advocacy: Wed., May 20 at 4:00 PM GMT
- Social Action: Fri., May 22 at 2:00 PM GMT
Other Resources to celebrate Laudato Si’ Week and to take action to care for creation:
Laudato Si’ Week, May 16—24, 2020, Celebrating the 5th Anniversary, from the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange,
Catholic Climate Covenant helps US Catholics respond to the Church’s call to care for creation and care for the poor.
Take the St. Francis Pledge to care for creation and the poor.
Join in the Global Day of Prayer on May 24 at noon, or host your own virtual prayer gathering.
Global Catholic Climate Movement GCCM supports the Catholic Church to bring Laudato Si’ to life through spirituality, lifestyle and public policy.
Laudato Si’ Generation is the youth branch of the Global Catholic Climate Movement.
Catholic Climate Project is an intergenerational initiative by organizations in the US Catholic community, unified by our call to care for our common home and act on climate change.
Novena of Creation, Together We Can Create a New Earth from the Carmelites
Ignatian Carbon Challenge, from Ignatian Solidarity
Staying Engaged Together webinar with Mary Evelyn Tucker Saturday, May 30th, via Zoom, 10:30am – 12pm. There is no fee for the webinar. Registration is required
.The urgency of our moment is calling us to find new depths of spiritual energy and resilience. During this webinar we will explore how such spiritual resilience might help us contribute to the “Great Work” of transformative change.
Mary Evelyn Tucker, senior lecturer, senior research scholar, and co-director of the Forum of Religion and Ecology at Yale University, will offer her insights on spiritual resilience in light of both the escalating climate crisis and COVID-19. This webinar is sponsored by Stillpoint at Beckside Spirituality Center and cosponsored by Mulitfaith Network for Climate Justice.