We accept Pope Francis’ invitation to further Laudato Si’
“We have the opportunity to prepare a better tomorrow for all. From God's hands we have received a garden, we cannot leave a desert to our children.” - Pope Francis
Pope Francis released his Laudato Si’ encyclical in 2015, an urgent call to ecological sustainability. And this year, he invites all of us to take significant action. Building on our Franciscan legacy of caring for creation, FSPA accepts Pope Francis’ invitation and commits to the seven-year journey for the greater good known as the Laudato Si’ Action Platform.
“We need a new ecological approach that can transform our way of dwelling in the world, our styles of life, our relationship with the resources of the Earth and, in general, our way of looking at humanity and of living life,” Pope Francis said in a video message earlier this year.
And we promise to make our voices heard whenever opportunities arise.
“The goals include a response to Cry of the Earth, response to Cry of the Poor, Ecological Economics, Adoption of Simple Lifestyles, Ecological Education, Ecological Spirituality and an emphasis on Community Engagement and Participatory Action,” explains Beth Piggush, integral ecology director for FSPA who serves as the Laudato Si’ promoter. “Our call is to view our actions through a Laudato Si’ lens and step up efforts to care for creation and promote an environmentally sustainable lifestyle.”
Join us to learn more
The FSPA Ecospirituality Team’s November 9 Lunch & Learn will focus on our Laudato Si’ commitment, specifically how our ongoing efforts fit under the seven goals and how we’ll develop future programs and projects to increase our action. Registration information will be available on our Ecospirituality Resources page.