care for our common home

In September, as the whole of humanity continues to grapple with the COVID pandemic, Pope Francis maintains his constant call to us all for a “globalisation of compassion”.The Pope continues to urge us through his worldwide prayer network, an apostleship of prayer that everyone can join, to take into our prayer these and all the challenges that face humanity and the church’s mission. In September, the particular form that takes is a prayer for our common home, our planet – we are invited to...
A webinar organised by Jesuit Missions, with the support of Educate Magis, brought representatives from several Jesuit and Loreto works together.  Participants learnt more about Laudato Si and the work of Jesuit Missions.  They shared their experiences of caring for our common home.Learning about Laudato Si and the work of Jesuit MissionsFr Edward Bermingham SJ and Fr Edmond Grace SJ spoke with participants about the nature of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si.  They...
Celia Deane-Drummond of the Laudato Si’ Research Institute alerts us to the wake-up call that we are hearing to preserve and celebrate every part of our common home.This year, we were supposed to be celebrating five years since the release of Laudato si’, the papal encyclical on care for our common home. However, instead of celebrating, we have watched with horror as the Covid-19 pandemic has swept the globe. It is a natural, moral and political phenomenon, but also has theological meaning.Much...
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Rev Dr Martin Poulsom SDBTwenty first century developed economies too often view the natural world, God’s Creation, as neutral “stuff” which they are entitled to control for their own profit: cutting down rainforest, burning fossil fuels, endangering animal species, and denying human dignity. This mindset ignores the deep structure of nature: God’s presence in and love of Creation.The Jesuits in Britain propose a different way of relating to this God-given world, treating it with reverence,...