In his encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home, Pope Francis calls for a new and universal commitment to “strengthen the conviction that we are one single human family.” As such, his is an appeal for a global obligation to integral ecology and compelling responsibility for our home, the earth and for each other. Pope Francis reminds us nature and human beings are indivisible.
NCEA, as the United States representative of Laudato Si’, invites all Catholic school communities in the United States to take up the task to follow the principles of Laudato Si’ and model to their communities how to truly care for our Common Home and all who live in it.
The following resources are available and include useful information for schools, parishes and communities:
Official Laudato Si’ Website
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home
Catholic Relief Services Climate Change Campaign
Laudato Si’ Action Platform
Laudato Si’ Movement
Webinar: Care for Our Common Home: What Is Your Laudato Si' Action Plan?
This webinar will invoke inspiration for Catholic schools ready to enroll as Laudato Si' schools, as well as inform participants of the backdrop of this critical moment of climate crisis. Participants will learn important steps toward ecological conversion from a systems mindset and the practical actions being asked by Pope Francis on the Laudato Si' Action Platform.
Podcast: Exploring Laudato Si' with Jacqui Rémond and Beth Riolo
Jacqui Rémond and Beth Riolo join Jill Annable to discuss the 2015 encyclical from Pope Francis, Laudato Si'. Jacqui is the Co-Founder of the Global Catholic Climate Movement and Beth is the Professional Officer (Environment Advocacy Outreach) at Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong. This episode is sponsored by Sadlier.