A Jubilee for the earth

Season of Creation 2020 A Jubilee for the earth As happens every year, from September 1st to October 4th, Christians and all persons of good will are invited to celebrate the “Season of creation”. This year an international ecumenical group has proposed the theme: “Jubilee for the earth”. In Christian tradition a jubilee is a time of liberation, of forgiving debts and letting the earth rest.  It is celebrated as a time for restoration, to repair our relationships with others and with the whole of Creation.  see Lev.…

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“Everything is connected” The year 2020 marks the fifth anniversary of the publication of ‘Laudato Si’. At this time, Catholic communities throughout the world and all believers are invited to celebrate “‘Laudato Si’ week” from May 16 to 24, 2020.   Sr. Anne-Marie Mabon Delegated by the General Council for Justice/Peace/Environment   SEGONZAC, June 10, 2020 C1, 2020   Justice/Peace/Environment Subject: at the request of Pope Francis, celebrate the Encyclical Laudato Si. My dear Sisters, The year 2020 marks the fifth anniversary of the publication of ‘Laudato…

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A virus speaks to us

A tiny virus has come to remind the whole world how fragile life is.  To survive and live in harmony with all living things on earth we must change the way we look at nature and rethink the place of humanity on the planet.  We have known for a long time that the majority of illnesses are caused by the pressure humans place on ecosystems.  It is therefore crucial to understand that the present health crisis is the direct result of the current environmental crisis.   According to…

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Time to celebrate 5 years with Laudato Si’

5 years ago Pope Francis published the Encyclical, “LAUDATO SI’” that sowed many seeds of deep conversion throughout the world. It is a revolutionary text that focuses our attention on the importance of stopping acceleration, warns us of the danger of deforestation (that has contributed to the present crisis), and calls us to reflect and be creative. This urgent appeal has led Catholic and other religious communities to question themselves on ecology. Everyone has put concrete measures in place to reduce their environmental impact and strengthen their…

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