Pope Francis’ encyclical, “Laudato Si’,” or “Praise Be to You” is an urgent call to tackle the current ecological crisis by making a paradigm shift that will allow all human beings to live sustainably in dignity.
To mark the 5th anniversary of the publication of Laudato Si’, the Interdicasterial working group of the Holy See on integral ecology has published “Journeying towards Care for our Common Home – 5 years after Laudato Si’” to guide us on the path to the implementation of the teachings of the encyclical.
“I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affects us all.”
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Laudato Si’ online:
Join our Laudato Si’ week webinars to understand more about the encyclical and why it is even more relevant five years on from its release.
Laudato Si’ on your own:
Take the intergenerational pledge for our common home and make a personal commitment to care for our common home.
Reflect on the encyclical with inspiring quotes
Let Laudato Si’ take you to the heart of what it is to be human. Click here to take a personal reflection journey with Development and Peace.
Discover key elements of the encyclical with the Green Churches Network’s website section: Laudato Si’ in a Nutshell
Laudato Si’ with your community:
Living out Laudato Si’: See, learn, pray and act with your community with this practical resource developed by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Explore Laudato Si’ with a small group with this dialogue guide created by the Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice.
Have another guide or resource you have used for your community? Let us know about it and we will share it here!
Laudato Si’ with the world:
Join our For our Common Home campaign and stand in solidarity with the most vulnerable who care for our common home.
The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) is training and building a network of Laudato Si’ animators across the world to spread the message of the encyclical. Find out more here.
“Humanity still has the ability to work together in building our common home."
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