Adult Education via ZOOM
Faithjustice's Environmental Justice Committee (a.k.a. The Green Team) is excited to offer four Sunday evenings of dialogue on Pope Francis' second encyclical, Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home. Participants will be asked to read a chapter or two of the encyclical to prepare for each session and will then spend time in small discussion groups sharing ideas.
About Laudato Si'
Although there are many previous statements by popes and bishops on the question of our place in creation, this is the first social encyclical in the Catholic Church to address the complex social and ecological crisis in a direct and specific way.
Laudato Si' complements what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says; that it is our responsibility to care for our world and not 'steal' resources from future generations. It speaks of the intrinsic value of all creatures, not just humans, and of protecting the climate and biodiversity as part of the common good. Proposing lines of action at personal, political, and economic levels, it demands a redefinition of progress that responds to both the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth. Pope Francis calls us to a radical ecological conversion and invites us to a spirituality that is full of gratitude.
Our Facilitator for the "Dig
Helping participants to "dig deep" into Laudato Si' is Cindy Cramer. Cindy brings her life passions for education, UNESCO travel, diverse cultures, gardening, and the environment to her new involvement in the Global Catholic Climate Movement. As a Laudato Si' Animator, Cindy hopes to inspire the Saint Anne Catholic Community and School to care for Creation through faith, dialog, and action that empowers young and old to address the ecological crisis and to build a brighter future for our planet. She is an active parishioner in the Saint Anne Catholic Community and is an ambassador for the Faithjustice Environmental Justice "Green Team."