Season of Creation (1st Sept. to 4th October)
Each year from September 1 to October 4, the Christian family unites for this worldwide celebration of prayer and action to protect our common home.
As followers of Christ from around the globe, we share a common role as stewards of God’s creation. We see that our well being is interwoven with its well being. We rejoice in this opportunity to care for our common home and the sisters and brothers who share it. This year, the theme for the season is biodiversity, God’s web of life. We invite you to consider the unique value of each creature in God’s wondrously complex web of life.
Clic to download a Guide with proposals for Prayer and Action to do with your community
2019-Season of Creation Theme-Guide Prayer-Action-Eng
Visit the website seasonofcreation.org to register your event.
Young People committed for the care of our common home meets in Nairobi
on the forth anniversary of the Encyclyclical Letter Laudato Si’ and celebrating its fifth anniversary, at the Conference « Laudato Si’ Generation: young people caring for our common home », from 15-16 July, 2019.
Approximately 270 people participated in the gathering, coming from about fifty countries – mainly from Africa. The event had a special focus on the African continent, although there were also speakers from other continents. Many of them were young people (many of them members of CYNESA) often involved in the management of ecological projects (farms, forestation, energy saving and use of solar energy, …) in their respective dioceses or congregations. Read more.
To Pope Francis carbon pricing is “essential” to stem global warming – his clearest statement yet in support of penalising polluters – and appealed to climate change deniers to listen to science.
In an address to energy executives at the end of a two-day meeting, he also called for “open, transparent, science-based and standardised” reporting of climate risk and a “radical energy transition” away from carbon to save the planet.
Carbon pricing, via taxes or emissions trading schemes, is used by many governments to make energy consumers pay for the costs of using the fossil fuels that contribute to global warming, and to spur investment in low-carbon technology. Read more.
At the last meeting of the library Reading Club, we chose the theme of ecology and the safeguard of creation. We were inspired by Pierre Rabhi (of Algerian origin), one of the greatest « human consciences » in the world on these … Lire la suite →
One day in February we welcomed 54 children of the Cœurs vaillants-Ames vaillantes (CVAV) movement, to plant aloe vera and moringa trees. This activity was the follow-up to last year’s meeting, during which we raised awareness among this group of … Lire la suite →
The staff and children of the kindergarten in Kadutu marked « women’s month » by celebrating « tree week» from 4th to 8th March. Throughout the week the children and teachers planted 90 trees in our garden. This was our contribution to care … Lire la suite →
Five presidents of continental bishops’ conferences and leaders of the Catholic Church organizations on October 26, 2018, called on government leaders to take ambitious and immediate action to tackle and overcome the devastating effects of the climate crisis.
In the context of a recent UN IPCC report on the urgent need to develop policies that limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, Church leaders call politicians to work towards an ambitious implementation of the Paris Agreement for the people and the planet. They ask for the next United Nations climate change conference (COP24, Katowice, Poland, December 2018) to prove a milestone in the path set out in 2015 in Paris. Read more.
From 7 Octobre to the 2nd December 2018 is a time to live part of our response to the recent IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C, which provided alarming scientific evidence for the climate damage that should be expected if the world continues on its current trajectory. Lire plus.
During this time Christians around the world unite to pray and care for creation. You are called to lead your community and your friends in celebration and in action “walking together,”. Imagine different ways of living together this journey toward better care of our common home. Read more…
On September 8, 2018, a week before the Global Climate Action Summit that will take place in San Francisco from 12 to 14 September 2018, thousands of people in cities and communities around the world will organize and participate in events to demonstrate the breadth and depth of the climate movement by taking local and bold action on climate change to engage states and regions, cities, businesses and investors to lead the charge on pushing down global emissions by 2020, setting the stage to reach net zero emissions by midcentury.
Pope Francis has called for urgent collective action to repair our common home, and has given his blessing to the « citizen pressure groups » that are organizing for the World Summit on Climate Action to be held in September. “I thank you for coming and HEARTILY LISTEN to the increasingly much stronger desperate cry of the Earth and of the Poor… for coming to respond to the urgent call to ECOLOGICAL CONVERSION called for by the Encyclical, and take concrete steps inspired on the fact that ALL ARE INTERCONNECTED which is the heart of INTEGRAL ECOLOGY.” This shouldn’t be just another meeting but an instance of open heartedly, listening together to the cry of God from the creation and respond with concrete actions towards ecological conversion. Read more.
Campaign Sowing Hope for the Planet – Everything is interconnected
Pope Francis urged us to heed the call for an ecological conversion “to become painfully aware, to dare to turn what is happening to the world into our own personal suffering and to discover what each of us can do about it.” (LS #19)
For this reason, the UISG (Union of International Sisters Board have decided to promote the UISG Campaign, Sowing Hope for the Planet. You are invited to become involved in Sowing Hope for the Planet (2018-2019). You and the members of your community are encouraged to reflect more deeply on Laudato Si and to consider ways to make Pope Francis’ message a reality, both personally and within your communities. We will put regularly information on this website on various ways in which you can actively participate.
Documents regarding the campaign »Sowing Hope for the Planet« . You can read and download the brochure. And the presentation of the campaign Hope for the Planet. Everything is interconnected.
Following the 2nd Anniversary of his historic environmental encyclical, Pope Francis endorsed the « Laudato Si’ Pledge campaign ». This is a personnal commitment that can also become a community Pledge, to put Laudato si in action, so as to get thouroughly committed to caring for the planet and for all creation. This means a real converstion, to change our lifestyle and undertaking even simple actions to take actively care of our planet and of all creation.
The website Living the Change . Faithful choices for a flourishing world,invites us to share a personal commitment in at least one of three high-impact areas: transportation, energy use, and diet.
Personal Choices to reduce your contribution to Climate Change:
The 3 priorities of sustainable living
Reducing ENERGY use
What: Transitioning from a meat- and dairy-based diet to a plant-based diet, as well as reducing food waste. Read more.
The 1st September the Catholic Church celebrates the Day of Prayer for Creation. But the whole month of September till the 4th of October, feast of st Francis of Assisi, it is the Season of Creation, a time to take care of creation in a special way. We offer some reflections and prayers for each week of the Season of Creation. Read more…
Climate change is one of the great challenges in the world of today. The situation calls for a social and economic transformation, radical modes of life, economic and democratic structures, systems of production and consumption, as well as for a better distribution of wealth. How to answer as human beings and as MSOLA ? Read more.
Climate Change factsheet
A simple presentation to understand the phenomenon, its impact in Africa, the continent that has contributed the least to this change, but that is already suffering its consequences; good and false solutions proposed and AEFJN’s commitment. Download the Factsheet.