Laudato Si' Partnership

In a first for Australia, Majellan Media has partnered with the global The Laudato Si’ Movement to help bring about change and save our planet. 

Families play such an important role in the Church, and especially when it comes to hearing and responding to the cry of creation and the cry of the poor. Small changes to our lifestyles can have a big impact on our planet.

We hope to help all families bring Laudato Si’ to life.

In 2015 Pope Francis wrote and released the encyclical letter Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home, the first-ever papal encyclical devoted to the crisis facing our planet. Pope Francis has said that “we are at the edge” with climate change and the time for action is now.

The Laudato Si’ Movement is a global network of more than 800 organisations. Its mission is ‘To inspire and mobilise the Catholic community to care for our common home and achieve climate and ecological justice’.

Catholic Church preparing for Season of Creation

Following an inspiring  Laudato Si’ Week 2022, the Catholic Church is preparing to once again join our Christian sisters and brothers in celebrating the global Season of Creation later this year. The worldwide ecumenical celebration of prayer and action for our common home is held annually from September 1, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, to October 4, the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology.

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Eco-conversion story

With the Encyclical Laudato Si, I heard the call of our Mother Church to live an ecological conversion. Little by little I have incorporated changes, small but lasting, that allow me to move forward every day in a more sober lifestyle. Because any change in favor of the common home, is not insignificant but not enough either, there will always be something left to improve or to do.

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Nature’s revenge

Australians were deeply shaken by the severity of the 2019-20 bushfire season. The unprecedented bushfires cost more than 30 lives, destroyed 2,000 homes and buildings, and burnt millions of hectares of native forest and farmlands. Experts estimate that more than a million native animals may have been killed.

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Laudato Si Week 2022

Laudato Si’ Week encourages the faithful to intensify efforts against climate crisis. The weeklong event marking the seventh anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on creation care, will feature a series of global celebrations and the first-ever public sneak peek of The Invitation, a new film featuring Pope Francis.

Hundreds of thousands of Catholics will unite from May 22-29 to celebrate the progress made in bringing Laudato Si’ to life and intensify their efforts through the Vatican’s Laudato Si’ Action Platform which is empowering Catholic institutions, communities, and families to fully implement Laudato Si’.

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Pope’s call for justice

See the good in everyone; seek the good together – Pope Francis

Pope Francis has an unmatched gift to speak to millions of people as if heart-to-heart. He speaks of Christian faith in a way that is fresh and appealing: God loves each one, without exception, intensely and personally.

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Links of Interest and Resources

 

PRAYER RESOURCES

Global Laudato Si’ Movement
https://laudatosimovement.org/liturgical-prayer-and-spiritual-resources/

Other organisations promoting action for Climate Change

The Global Catholic Climate Movement 

Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center
The Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center acts for justice in the church and in the world. IPJC is sponsored by twenty-two religious communities and collaborates with Catholic, ecumenical, interfaith and other organizations in carrying out this mission. (Seattle Washinton) with resources and links to other organisations.  https://www.ipjc.org/climate-change-resources/

St Columban’s Mission Society (Australia) Peace Justice and Ecology.
https://www.columban.org.au/our-work/peace-ecology-and-justice/
https://www.columban.org.au/our-work/peace-ecology-and-justice/faith-and-ecology

WECAN Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network, International. https://wecaninternational.org/
https://wecaninternational.org/womenspeak/

St Francis of Assisi Feast Day Tool Kit

Caritas Prayer for a Just Climate

LINKS OF INTEREST

Environment: Project (April 23, 2018)
The Great Green Wall is an African-led project with an epic ambition: to grow an 8,000km natural wonder of the world across the entire width of Africa. Its goal is to provide food, jobs and a future for the millions of people who live in a region on the frontline of climate change. Once completed, the Great Green Wall will be the largest living structure on Earth and a new Wonder of the World.

https://www.greatgreenwall.org/great-green-wall/

Rural: How to save Australia’s remaining farmland (April 13, 2018)

https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2018-04-13/how-to-save-australias-remaining-farmland/9627516

Indigenous Land Management: Bringing the land back to life through fire management (May 15, 2017)

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-15/indigenous-fire-training-program-brings-life-back-to-country/8528028

Spiritual Leaders Deliver Interfaith Climate Declaration at COP23 – By Bicycle | parliamentofreligions.org (Oct 11 2017) See here.

Pope Francis: War and climate change cause hunger; stop treating it as an incurable illness | America Magazine (1/11/2017)

https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2017/10/16/pope-francis-war-and-climate-change-cause-hunger-stop-treating-it

To access films that highlight Environment and Social Action concerns with climate change and earth sustainability. (Feb 2018) See here.

Calendar Dates – Department of the Environment

Feeding the beast: Billion-dollar burnouts keep emissions rising | The Monthly

Australian Catholic Bishops Conference 

Catholic Earthcare

Caritas Australia

Pope Francis

Articles of Interest

Reflective Discussions

Religious Organisations

United Nations

Global Organisations & International Organisations

Australian Scientific, Non-For Profit Organisations, Technical Organisations

Victorian Organisations

Australian Government

Environment Organisations

The Importance of Water

From the Laudato Si' Movement website

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