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
It’s on again – 8.30 – 9.30 pm Saturday 29 March! For events near you visit www.earthhour.org.au or stay at home and turn off the power. If you are in Sydney, you could prepare by participating in an Earth Hour Retreat.
This Carbon Fast Calendar 2014 was produced by the Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes (NSW) Social Justice Committee drawing on and adapting material from the Environmental Outreach Committee of the Archdiocese of Washington. It aims to help us to transform our relationship with God and all of God’s creation this lent.
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.
Concern for justice, peace and the integrity of creation in solidarity with those who are the most vulnerable is one of the five international priorities of the Society of the Sacred Heart. During 2013-2016 the whole Society will be responding to the call to commitment to care for life and creation. We invite you to view and reflect on this video made by the Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes in New South Wales. How might we express our solidarity with the vulnerable people of Kiribati?