Laudato Si Action Platform
The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development is happy to announce a Special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year from 24th May 2020 – 24th May 2021. We hope that the anniversary year and the ensuing decade will indeed be a time of grace, a true Kairos experience and “Jubilee” time for the Earth, and for humanity, and for all God’s creatures.
The anniversary year will open with Laudato Si’ Week 2020, and will proceed with several initiatives, realized in partnership and with a clear emphasis on “ecological conversion” in “action”. We invite everyone to join us. The urgency of the situation calls for immediate, holistic and unified responses at all levels – local, regional, national and international. We need, above all, “a peoples’ movement” from below, an alliance of all people of good will. As Pope Francis reminds us, “All of us can cooperate as instruments of God for the care of creation, each according to his or her own culture, experience, involvements and talents.” (LS, 14).
During the Laudato Si’ Special Anniversary Year, there will be the launch of the program and a public commitment from the part of various institutions to begin the 7-year journey to total sustainability in the spirit of Laudato Si’.
Catholic Earthcare is suppporting the Dicastery, and indeed the continued efforts of the Vatican to live Laudato Si. We have organised our actions around the document, with a focus on schools, hospitals and healthcare, parishes and dioceses, farms and businesses, universities, religious orders and families.