Enrollment in Laudato Si' Action Platform Is in Full Swing
NCEA plays a key role in leading its development.
Leesburg, VA – The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) is pleased to announce that on November 14 in Rome, the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development launched the much-awaited enrollment phase of the Laudato Si' Action Platform (LSAP).
The LSAP is a Vatican-led initiative in collaboration with several partners to empower the universal Church to achieve total sustainability in the holistic spirit of integral ecology. NCEA plays a central role in the Platform’s development as a member of the Ecological Education working group.
The enrollment in the LSAP intentionally began on the World Day of Prayer for the Poor, November 14, a deeply meaningful symbol of the Platform’s commitment to serving those who are most vulnerable to the consequences of our socio-ecological crisis. It is also a powerful Gospel message, especially in the wake of the recently concluded COP26, that the transformation of the world and of our societies will begin from below and will be led by ordinary people.
This new phase of the LSAP sees the launch of a first-ever suite of practical resources to help Catholic institutions, communities and families along their journey towards integral ecology. It is time to act and act together!
Once enrolled, participants can make commitments to creating their own Laudato Si' Plans. Those who make the commitment will have access to tools that help them understand and evaluate where they stand along the road to integral ecology; tools to reflect on their values and the Laudato Si' Goals; and tools to develop effective plans to achieve the Laudato Si' Goals.
"The teaching of integral ecology in Catholic schools is essential to our students' understanding of their role in caring for all creation," said Jill Annable, NCEA Senior Vice President of Programs. "The launch of the LSAP is our opportunity to share in the global community of Catholic schools in our commitment toward care for each other and for the planet. As an answer to our call by Pope Francis as the Catholic Church, we encourage all schools to discern their level of commitment to ecological conversion on the LSAP. These steps are simple, yet important, for the next generation of Catholic school students and school leadership."
The LSAP will help communities and individuals from each of the seven sectors across the globe to start planning and take action looking forward to achieving the seven Laudato Si' Goals.
The LSAP is available at laudatosiactionplatform.org. More information about NCEA is available at www.NCEA.org. Connect with NCEA on YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
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