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125 Catholic Leaders Sign Letter Supporting Clean Power Plan


Laudato Si' Curriculum: ENGLISH - SPANISH

Laudato si’ ("Praise be to you") is an encyclical letter of Pope Francis focused on the care for our common home.

In this encyclical letter, his second, the Pope critiques consumerism and irresponsible development, laments environmental degradation and global warming, and calls all people of the world to take "swift and unified global action.” The title of the social encyclical is from Saint Francis of Assisi's 13th-century "Canticle of the Sun" (also called the Canticle of the Creatures), a poem and prayer in which God is praised for the creation of the different creatures and aspects of the Earth.

The tone of the Pope's phrasing has been described as "cautious and undogmatic, and he specifically calls for discussion and dialogue. He adds that "Although the post-industrial period may well be remembered as one of the most irresponsible in history, nonetheless there is reason to hope that humanity at the dawn of the twenty-first century will be remembered for having generously shouldered its grave responsibilities." Francis does state that concern for the natural world is no longer "'optional' but is an integral part of the Church teaching on social justice.”

This curriculum is intended to help young people fulfill Pope Francis’ invitation that we give special attention to the creation of God, to realize that we need each other, and that we have personal responsibility for others and for the world we live in.

The curriculum offers a progressive and experiential learning design, so that the students, guided by the environmental scienced, the Word of God, and the richness of Carmelite spirituality, will be able to integrate into their lives a comprehensive ecological awareness of responsible care of the earth, the unique home for everyone.

This program on environmental issues and the care of creation was developed with the participation of and contributions from the Congregation of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the Most Pure Heart of Mary Province of the Order of Carmelites, Salpointe Catholic High School, Singing for Change, the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, the Society of the Little Flower, and individual donors. You have our thanks!


Carmel, the Church and the Environment
Recovering the ancient sense of the sacredness of nature and its sacramentality

THE CARMELITE FAMILY AND INTEGRITY OF CREATION

  • How Green is Carmel?
  • A Look at the Carmelite Tradition and the Call for Ecological Consciousness
    Longer version of article in carmeNGO, vol 1, no. 3) by Tony Mazurkiewicz, O. Carm.
  • Confronting Climate Change: Our Relationship to Our Changing Environment
    A Conference of the Global Solidarity Committee of the Archdiocese of New Orleans - April 25, 2009
  • Day of Prayer: A Reflection on Faith and Climate Control
    A Celebration of World Environment Day (June 5)
  • The Billion Tree Campaign and the Carmelite NGO Connection


  • ACTION ALERT

  • US Citizens are asked to urge their Senators to significantly increase funding for international adaptation programs in climate change legislation




  • Catholic Climate Covenant: Whose is Under Your Carbon Footprint?
     
    GGEI 2016 Report
    Measuring National Performance in the Green Economy - 5th Edition - September 2016


    THE CHURCH AND THE INTEGRITY OF CREATION

  • The Catholic Coalition on Climate Change
  • Climate change, one of the most serious moral issues of our times – Sean McDonagh, SSC
  • Joint Resolution of the USA Conference of Major Superiors of Men and the USA Leadership Conference of Women Religious (August 2008)
  • Faithful Stewards of God's Creation: A Catholic Resource for Environmental Justice and Climate Change
  • Climate Change Puts Earth at Risk - LCWR Resolution to Action [October 2007]
  • The Future is in Our Hands: Msgr Pietro Parolin, Address to the Leadership Challenge of Climate Change (Sept 2007)
  • Religious and Moral Dimensions of Global Climate Change - John Carr, USCCB [June 2007]
  • Address of Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Permanent Observer to the UN, on Climate Change (May 2007)
  • Response of the World’s Churches
  • Catholic Social Teaching and Integrity of Creation


  • PUTTING CATHOLIC FAITH INTO ACTION ON CLIMATE

  • Eco-Palm Project Brings Justice to Parishes
  • Ten Ways to Save Fuel AND the Environment
  • The Christian Brothers’ Model
  • Top 10 Things You Can Do to Reduce Global Warming
  • Going Green: Prayer Resources and Bible Study (Interview with Vatican Radio)
  • Santa Clara University Issues Challenge: Sustainability and Environmental Justice
  • Youth Ministry Organization Launches Care for Creation, Care for the Poor Website
  • New Catholic Bible Study: Stewardship of the Earth


  • OTHER RELIGIONS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

  • Where Religions Stand on the Issue of Environment



  • THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

  • United Nations Leadership on the Issue
  • What the UN Document Did Not Say


  • Copenhagen, Denmark - December 7-18, 2009
    UN Climate Change Conference

  • About Cop15
  • News
  • Calendar
  • Climate Consortium
  • Climate Facts
  • Blogs


  • Pozan, Poland - December 1-12, 2008
    UN Climate Change Conference

  • UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Website
  • UN Environment Programme Conference Website
  • European Union Conference Website
  • UN Habitat Website
  • UNEP Climate Change Strategy
  • UNEP Vital Climate Change Graphics


  • 60th Annual DPI/NGO Conference (2007)
    Climate Change: How It Impacts Us All


    December 7-18, 2009
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE

       About Cop15
       News
       Calendar
      Climate Consortium
    Climate Facts
    Blogs



    CALL TO ACTION ON GLOBAL WARMING
    Carmelite Ministries Invited to Participate in Global Bell Ringing on December 13

     

    DOWNLOAD BOOKLET FOR FURTHER REFLECTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE:
    A TIME OF PRAYER: THE NATURAL WORLD, MANIFESTATION AND EXPERIENCE OF THE SACRED


    doc | pdf


    Focus on Year of Water

  • Water Footprint



  • Our World

  • Climate Change 101: Understanding and Responding to Global Climate Change
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - May 2007
  • The Earth Charter
  • International Year of Planet Earth
  • Earth Forecast
  • Carbon Footprint
  • La Campaña de los Mil Millones de Árboles
  • Billion Tree Campaign    (Campaign Update - August 2008)


  • International Year of...

  • The Potato
  • Reef
  • Planet Earth
  • Sanitation


  • International Year of...

  • International Decade for Action: Water for Live (2005-2015)



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