Updates about Laudato Si’ Week

Updates about Laudato Si’ Week

Laudato Si’ Generation opportunities

Laudato Si’ Generation opportunities

We miss caring for creation the way we did before the coronavirus pandemic quarantined much of the world. But there are still plenty of ways we can love our common home.

Faith institutions divest from fossil fuels

Faith institutions divest from fossil fuels

As major challenges for the global economy are predicted in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a diverse group of faith institutions is putting the call for a just economic recovery into practice.

Sharing hope in Madrid

Sharing hope in Madrid

As the coronavirus pandemic forces us to shut our doors and stay inside longer than we’d like, the Archdiocese of Madrid is asking everyone to open up this Laudato Si’ Week, 16-24 May.

Laudato Si’ Animators light the way

Laudato Si’ Animators light the way

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, nearly 5,000 Laudato Si’ Animators from all over the world have been coming together every week to learn how we can create a more just and sustainable future.

Listening with Laudato Si’

Listening with Laudato Si’

This Laudato Si’ Week, 16-24 May, the Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice in Canada is inviting Catholics to also make time to listen to each other.

Uniting Spain around Laudato Si’

Uniting Spain around Laudato Si’

La Universidad Francisco de Vitoria in Madrid will bring Spaniards together during Laudato Si’ Week with an online conference that will focus on the encyclical’s unifying message of caring for creation.

CAFOD volunteers see Laudato Si’ brought to life in Portugal

CAFOD volunteers see Laudato Si’ brought to life in Portugal

Sandra Iheanacho, a CAFOD volunteer from Westminster diocese, recently travelled to Fatima, Portugal to attend a sustainability camp inspired by Laudato Si’. There she saw Laudato Si’ brought to life and here she talks about her experiences and how every community can get involved.

DEPENDING ON EACH OTHER: CONNECTION AND COVID-19

DEPENDING ON EACH OTHER: CONNECTION AND COVID-19

In disruptive times such as these, that which was already unsustainable is weakened to the point of breaking. We are witnessing minor collapses all over, exposing the frailty and inequalities of the systems we had in place. This crisis exposes “our vulnerability and uncovers those false and superfluous certainties around which we have constructed our daily schedules”.

From conversion to campaigning

From conversion to campaigning

But the most important thing about these experiences is not the action itself, but the commitment that each one of us is assuming in our role as active Christians in society and in relation to caring for the planet, centering our life on the love of God and Creation. For me this is one of the most beautiful messages the Encyclical offers us.

The wealth of a simple life

The wealth of a simple life

“Laudato Sí” calls us not to be impassive but to be protagonists of a change in our lifestyle, an ecological conversion in which we take care of the Planet and people. A conversion that must begin inside us, recognizing that it is we must sow, care for, start … and then give the best of ourselves to others.