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).
The Season of Creation 2020
This year, the theme for the season is “Jubilee for the Earth”. We invite you to consider the integral relationship between rest for the earth and ecological, economic, social and political ways of living. This particular year, the need for just and sustainable systems has been revealed by the far-reaching effects of the global COVID pandemic. We yearn for the moral imagination that accompanies the Jubilee.This guide will help you learn about the season and plan to celebrate it. More resources, including webinars and prayer services, a Facebook group, and photos, are available online. Please visit SeasonOfCreation.org to access all the materials. Download the booklet here (Versions also available in ES, FR & DE)
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.
Global Catholic Climate Movement