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Press Release: 2nd European Laudato Si’ Reflection Day (available in EN - ES - FR - GE - IT - PL - PT)
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
CIDSE Highlights No.40, March - April 2019
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.
Press release. A large group of young Catholic volunteers gathered on the sidelines of the UN climate negotiations to develop their own responses to the climate crisis.
An exploration on Laudato Si’s approach to our relationship and responsibility to care for the land and its small-scale food producers. Joint publication by AEFJN – Africa-Europe Faith and Justice Network; AFJN – Africa Faith and Justice Network; AFSA – Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa; SECAM – Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar; and RECOWA – Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa with the support of CIDSE. October 2018.
(Available in EN - ES - FR - PT)
With a powerful appeal signed by six presidents of continental bishops’ conferences, leaders of the Catholic Church call government leaders to take ambitious and immediate action to tackle and over-come the devastating effects of the climate crisis.
"What the affected communities expect is a firm and prophetic stance from the churches. As Pope Francis said, this economy kills and we see this in communities every day. This is the moment in which the Prophetic Church, in favor of the poor and of the earth, becomes urgent and necessary, "affirms the Brazilian sociologist Moema Miranda, one of the coordinators of the" Meeting with Communities Affected by Mining in Latin America " which will take place in Brasilia from August 7 to 10.
'Missionary disciples: custodians of our common home - Discernment in light of the encyclical Laudato si’', CELAM pastoral letter. January 2018.
(Original text in Spanish. Unofficial translations in EN / DE / FR)
Laudato Si’: The End of the Beginning for the Journey Toward Care for Our Common Home and One Another
Three years ago, the world waited impatiently for the new encyclical letter on integral ecology by Pope Francis. For months ahead of its unveiling, people in the know—social activists, theologians, ecologists—Catholic or not, speculated, theorized, and dreamed of all that this important message might contain. We knew that the words from the Holy Father would be coming at a critical time, in the lead up to the COP21 Climate talks in Paris. Those of us who had been praying for the world to wake up to the urgency of the current ecological crisis put our hopes in the hands of Pope Francis and this encyclical.