Advocacy in action

The Ignatian Solidarity Network will offer four ways for its community to participate in Laudato Si’ Week, which starts Saturday and runs through 24 May.

Brenna Davis, the network’s director of education for justice and environmental initiatives, said that the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si’ is an opportunity for the world to “re-familiarize ourselves… with the document as a guidepost for the next five years and beyond as we work against climate change.”

She added, “As a Jesuit organization, we are very proud that Pope Francis wrote Laudato Si’ and always want to encourage the members of our network to practice integral ecology.”

On 20 May and 27 May, the network will host parts two and three of an online discussion about Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change and ecology. Interested individuals also are encouraged to sign up to receive daily texted reflections about the world-changing encyclical.

Everyone is invited to participate in the organization’s “Social Media Bingo” and take part in the global day of prayer on Sunday 24 May by praying wherever they are at noon local time.

Davis said she is looking forward to all of the network’s initiatives, and that she’s especially excited about the online discussions. She hopes the gatherings “will invite new people into conversation with the document.”