Each community can take from the bounty of the earth whatever it needs for subsistence, but it also has the duty to protect the earth and to ensure its fruitfulness for coming generations. Laudato Si
The protection of Earth’s vitality, diversity and beauty is a sacred trust. It is the responsibility of every human being.
It cannot be emphasized enough how everything is interconnected. Time and space are not independent of one another, and not even atoms or subatomic particles can be considered in isolation. Laudato Si (138)
Joint newsletter of JPIC International and the UN_NGO A quarterly Newsletter for Global Education and Advocacy http://mailchi.mp/4d2d393d4ba1/new-frontiers?e=dc32080d77 A See, Judge, Act Reflection: The Earth is, the Lord’s, and all that is in it. —Psalm 24:1 THE IMPACTS OF MINING. By the Integrity of Creation Working Group, JPIC Commission, USG-UISG Rome, Italy (2014). Click here for the book.
Pope Francis’ much anticipated encyclical on the environment has arrived! Lauadto Si – On the Care of Our Common Home – takes its title from the famous canticle of St Francis of Assisi. Like Pope Francis, the Society of the Sacred Heart has recognized the ecological crisis as a major priority. The first chapter of Laudato Si contemplates what is happening to our common home, the earth. Chapter 2 presents a Biblical vision of creation, and Chapter 6 stresses the potential of Christian spirituality to motivate and support appropriate responses. These are excellent chapters to take into our prayer as we begin to consider the analysis and directions for action
The Australian Religious Response to Climate Change is a multi-faith network taking action on climate change. Check their website for the latest information and events.