Caring for Creation
Are you looking for resources to help your parish or local community support and respond to the call of Laudato Si'? Does your parish need to raise awareness on this groundbreaking encyclical on caring for creation?
Communities of four atoll groups in Australia's north have already started moving to neighbouring Bougainville, as their low-lying Pacific homelands disappear under rising seas, reports The Catholic Leader.
Catholic Religious Australia members will gather in Leura on their annual National Assembly to reflect on the message of Laudato Si’ and the Jubilee Year of Mercy in the light of the Gospel, as well as consider religious life and how it is experienced at this time in Australia.
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22 to show support for environmental protection. On this year's celebration, the Paris Agreement is scheduled to be signed by the United States, China, and some 120 other countries.
The paper, "Laudato Si': Making the connections" presents hermeneutical keys for Asian pastoral workers to enable them to promote the encycylical and its message, and to interpret its implications for local faith communities.
The Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea (ISMAPNG) has added its name to Interfaith Climate Change Statement and asks other Australian faith communities to do the same so the Paris Agreement can come into force as soon as possible.