Millions of Catholic youth will be gathered in Krakow, Poland in late July to be with Pope Francis as part of World Youth Day. As we think about climate change we know that it is the youth and future generations who will be most affected. This is why we are witnessing youth around the globe who are working hard to live out their faith by caring for creation.
Care of the Earth
All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love, that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing, to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united with every creature as we journey towards your infinite light.
(Pope Francis, Laudato Si)
We all know why we need more trees on this planet. They give us oxygen, fruits, timber, prevent soil erosion, control floods, provide shelter to wildlife. Massive scale deforestation in last couple of decades has reduced forest area by a significant percentage.
The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) has just announced the release of the Eco-Parish Guide for Catholic Parishes. This free guide will be a great resource for any parish to take a first step during Laudato Si’ Week (12th - 19th June 2016), to celebrate the encyclical’s anniversary with concrete action.
The Official Twitter Feed of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity is #Biodiversity
The Convention on Biological Diversity was signed at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992. It is the first global agreement to cover all aspects of biological diversity. The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity was established to support the goals of the Convention.