In Laudato Sí, Pope Francis has underlined the fundamental connection that exists between the environmental crisis and the social crisis that we are currently experiencing and asks us for a personal and community ecological conversion. He often reminds us “everything is interconnected.” “Sowing Hope for the Planet” is a project in which every Sister whose congregation is a member of UISG, and their connections are provided with an opportunity to make a difference in our care of the planet. This project is a collaborative effort of the JPIC Commission in the name of UISG and the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM).
Laudato Si' Week: May 16-24, 2020
Pope Francis has invited Catholic communities everywhere to celebrate a week devoted to Laudato Si'. A video of Pope Francis's appeal is hosted by the Vatican News at https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-03/pope-francis-laudato-si-week.html. The Laudato Si' Week 2020 website (https://laudatosiweek.org/) is hosting information about resources, activities, prayers and updates. The Laudato Si' Alliance (https://www.laudatosi.org/) is another source of information about Pope Francis's appeal, actions, dialogue and articles for ecumenical outreach. Join thousands of Catholics around the world and unite to protect our common home. Together, through action and faith, we can solve the ecological crisis.
Clearly this global experience of solidarity has given us a sense that we need connection with each other to survive the coronavirus. The pandemic has caused our world to stop and search for ways that we can learn from one another. Life as we have known it will not turn back to way things were. Never have we had such awareness of the need to care for one another in our common home.
Catechesis of the Holy Father, Earth Day's 50th Year.
Global Catholic Climate Movement
LAUDATO SI’ ROLL-OUT PLAN
2020 AND BEYOND