Notre Dame Virtual School will be guided this year by the Laudato Si’ Action Platform. This site offers a variety of resources and testimonies from schools, parishes, and ecumenical groups. It is exciting to see global students making such a difference. www.laudatosiactionplatform.org/about
Download an English copy of Laudato Si’ from https://www.vatican.va/content/dam/francesco/pdf/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si_en.pdf The Vatican is also offering multiple languages.
Read the story of Students for Sustainable Lifestyles making a difference on campus.
The Laudato Si’ Action Platform is a unique collaboration between the Vatican, an international coalition of Catholic organizations, and “all men and women of good will.” (LS 3) Taking a truly ground-up approach, it is rooted in the strengths and realities of communities around the world, empowering all to take “decisive action, here and now” as we journey towards a better future together. (LS 161)
Action is urgently needed. Our Creator called the human family to be the steward of creation, but we have neglected that call. Our hotter, dirtier, deader planet is driving up the risk of suffering. The most vulnerable suffer above all.
At this kairos moment, we are responding to the call for healing in our relationships with God, our neighbors, and the Earth itself. Through the Laudato Si’ Action Platform, we are walking the “path to renewal” together (LS 202). Source: www.laudatosiactionplatform.org/about
This site has the seven Action Platforms that Laudato Si’ targets: Response to the cry of the earth, Response to the cry of the poor, Ecological Economics, Simple Lifestyles, Ecological Education, Ecological Spirituality, Community Engagement & Participatory Actions.
ABOUT THE LAUDATO SI’ ACTION PLATFORM
Caring for our brothers and sisters means caring for the home we share. This responsibility is “essential to a life of virtue” (LS 217).
The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development’s Laudato Si’ Action Platform is a space for institutions, communities, and families to learn and grow together as we journey towards full sustainability in the holistic spirit of integral ecology. You are warmly invited to join this community. Your unique “culture, experience, involvements, and talents” are needed on our journey towards greater love for our Creator, each other, and the home we share. (LS 14)
Pope Francis invites you to the Laudato Si’ Action Platform
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Laudato Si’ animation | CAFOD (4:55)