Encyclical Laudato Si'
Towards a Change of Life-Style - Second Laudato Si' Reflection Day organised by:
- CCEE - Consilium Conferentiarum Episcoporum Europæ
- CIDSE – International family of Catholic social justice organisations
- COMECE - Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the EU
- GCCM - Global Catholic Climate Movement
- JESC – Jesuit European Social Center
- Justice and Peace Europe
When? Wednesday 12 June 2019, 10:00 - 16:30
Where? Square de Meeus 19, 1050 Brussels
Two decades ago as a young university student, I had the opportunity to study in the Amazon region in and around Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park. The experience of seeing such incredible biodiversity juxtaposed with the environmental and social consequences of oil exploitation changed my life.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns partners with the Pan-Amazon Ecclesial Network (REPAM) to protect this region. REPAM is a network and partnership between communities in the Amazon and the Catholic Church. Together, they strive to protect indigenous territories, cultures, and livelihoods from powerful forces such as large-scale development projects.
Laudato Si’, l’encyclique du pape François, a été publiée il y a trois ans et a été une source d’inspiration pour un nombre incroyable de personnes, s’adressant à tous les peuples de la terre. La conférence « Saving our common home and the future of life on earth » vient de se terminer. Elle a rassemblé des personnes de tous les milieux et de toutes les origines reflétant parfaitement l’esprit de Laudato Si'.
The Bishops’ conference of Latin America and the Caribbean (CELAM) has released a pastoral exhortation entitled "Missionary Disciples Custodians of the Common Home, Discernment in Light of Laudato si’,” that calls for care of creation in response to the damaging consequences of the over-exploitation of the Earth’s natural resources.
Time has come to answer Pope Francis’s call to action and tackle the climate crisis at its roots.
A conference on tackling climate change featuring CIDSE’s intervention took place on 28th September at the Vatican City.
In June 2015, CIDSE welcomed the Pope's hope for a profound "ecological conversion" and advocated for a fair and binding global agreement on climate change at the UN Climate Conference (COP21). However, together – politicians, business people, investors, teachers, healthcare workers – can and must do more to live Laudato Si'.
From academics to policy makers, civil society representatives to volunteers, multiple voices reflect on the first year of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’, through a series of video interviews launched on the occasion of Laudato Si’ Week.
"Cuidar da Casa Comum: que ecologia? Os desafios da nova Encíclica do Papa Francisco"