We have very exciting news. On 4 October, YouTube Originals will release the grand documentary film, The Letter, telling the story of the Laudato Si’ encyclical letter and the unfolding ecological emergency. It’s the fruit of a few years of work of Laudato Si’ Movement in partnership with ‘Off the Fence’ (Oscar-winning producers of My Octopus Teacher) and the Vatican.
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’.
The plenary Council has passed the motion for the Church in Australia to adopt Pope Francis’ Laudato Si. This important encyclical includes the subtitle ‘on care for our common home’. Pope Francis criticises irresponsible development, laments environmental degradation and global warming, and calls on all peoples to take “swift and unified global action” to protect the planet for future generations.
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.
by John Ojeda | Jun 13, 2022 |Laudato Si’ Movement Our volunteers pave the way for taking care of our common home. Image source: Cathopic Laudato
Links of Interest and Resources
Global Laudato Si’ Movement
Other organisations promoting action for Climate Change
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.
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.
Rural: How to save Australia’s remaining farmland (April 13, 2018)
Indigenous Land Management: Bringing the land back to life through fire management (May 15, 2017)
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)
To access films that highlight Environment and Social Action concerns with climate change and earth sustainability. (Feb 2018) See here.