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Laudato Si’: heeding the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor five years on

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21 May 2020, 8 h 00 min - 17 h 00 min

On May 24th, 2015, Pope Francis published Laudato Si’, an encyclical on care for our common home, thereby inviting the Church and the whole world to an urgent reflection and consistent action in all aspects of human life. The notion of integral ecology developed throughout the encyclical demonstrates the interconnectedness of systems and of the worldwide community called to rethink its involvement in sustainability:

(…) the intimate relationship between the poor and the fragility of the planet, the conviction that everything in the world is connected, the critique of new paradigms and forms of power derived from technology, the call to seek other ways of understanding the economy and progress, the value proper to each creature, the human meaning of ecology, the need for forthright and honest debate, the serious responsibility of international and local policy, the throwaway culture and the proposal of a new lifestyle.

Laudato Si' no. 16

To reflect on the five-year journey since Laudato Si’ and its prophetic calls, the CRC, in collaboration with Development and Peace, invites you to a webinar next Saturday.




Organized by Development and Peace – Caritas Canada, the CRC and GCCM – Canada

Guest panelists

  • Stephen Bede Scharper
    Associate Professor of Environment at the University Toronto
    Toronto Star columnist
  • Sr. Sue Wilson, CSJ
    Office for Systemic Justice
    Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph of Canada
  • Rebecca Rathbone
    Animator for Southwest Ontario and Caritas Youth Leader
    Development and Peace – Caritas Canada
  • Agnes Richard
    GCCM – Canada

Moderated by Kelly Di Domenico, Director of Communications and Campaigns, Development and Peace – Caritas Canada.