Protect Our Common Home
For the first time, the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Anglican Communion have jointly warned of the urgency of environmental sustainability, its impact on poverty, and the importance of global cooperation.
The Vatican announced a new Action Platform this week, a collaboration between the Vatican, an international coalition of Catholic organizations, and “all men and women of goodwill” to respond to Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ encyclical on caring for our common home.
Laudato si’ Week 2021, running May 16-25, will be the pinnacle of the Special Laudato si’ Anniversary Year and a celebration of the progress the Church has made on its journey toward ecological conversion. It will also be a time to reflect on what the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us and prepare for the future with hope.
What is needed is a politics which is far-sighted and capable of a new, integral and inter-disciplinary approach to handling the different aspects of the crisis….A healthy politics needs to be able to take up this challenge.
Cherishing the many natural blessings of the Golden State while expressing growing concern with escalating threats to our world, the Catholic Bishops of California have issued a pastoral statement calling on all people to “contribute to the ecological well-being of our state.”
In their recent pastoral statement, God Calls Us to Care for Our Common Home, the California Bishops asked all to heed the call to a spiritual conversion that respects our common home a
Care For Our Common Home Resources
Read introductions to the US Bishops' statements...
- Renewing the Earth: An Invitation to Reflection and Action on Environment in Light of Catholic Social Teaching
- Global Climate Change: A Plea for Dialogue, Prudence, and the Common Good
- Catholic Climate Covenant
- Additional Resources