Laudato Si

Last week the universal church celebrated the feast of the radical Italian merchant’s son, Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, who abandoned a life of luxury to give his life to God and became known as Francis of Assisi.  Pope Francis has called on people of good-will to have a similar conversion away from consumerism and to become defenders of creation. On the feast of St. Francis a group of similarly minded people gathered at a controversial ‘fracking’ site outside Preston, Lancashire, to...
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Jesuit Missions has produced some new education resources  based on Laudato Si.Mother Earth Day occurs every year on April 22nd. It is a day to raise awareness of the challenges facing our fragile planet, and of our responsibilities towards her.Jesuit Missions has designed two resources in celebration of Mother Earth Day:For secondary schools (KS3), the resource is a 1 hour in depth analysis of Laudato Si, aiming:To deepen students’ understanding of Laudato Si and the environmental...
On care for our common homeOur short series of talks given by Jesuits based on issues arising from Pope Francis’ encyclical continues with Fr Damian Howard SJ:“A deeper shade of green? The religious vision of Laudato Si”The talk will be followed by a time for questions and open discussion and  tea and coffee will be available.The final talk is on 23rd November with Henry Longbottom SJ 
An opportunity to study the letter on the environment by Pope FrancisThree Wednesdays in Septembertwo chapters each eveningThe Green Group at Lauriston Jesuit Centre invites you to get to grips with Pope Francis’ challenging and inspiring text, one chapter at a time, during three informal ecumenical discussion evenings 2nd, 9th and 16th September.We welcome the Eco-Congregation Scotland Environmental Chaplain, the Church of Scotland Climate Change Officer, and the other moderators, ...
"This home of ours is being ruined and that damages everyone, especially the poor," Pope Francis said at his weekly general audience yesterday, the day before his encyclical Laudato Si was published. "Mine is an appeal for responsibility ... I ask everyone to receive this document with an open spirit".The encyclical was launched at a press conference in the Vatican this morning. Among those who gave presentations was Cardinal Peter Turkson, the President of the Pontifical Council for Justice...
Scores of Jesuit Missions supporters were among the thousands who took part in yesterday’s Climate Coalition rally in Westminster. They were joined by students and staff from Jesuit schools, as well as Jesuits from Britain and overseas. Jesuit Missions is one of 100 organisations that make up the Climate Coalition, which is raising concerns over the threat posed by climate change and highlighting its impact on the world’s poorest communities.Addressing the campaigners in Farm Street Church Hall...