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Care for God's Creation

Reflection: CST and SDGs: Climate Action , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

Both the Sustainable Development Goals and Catholic social teaching stress the importance of caring for the natural environment and ending human-caused climate change. In addition to the reflection, t...more

Earth Day Prayer, 2017 , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

Inspired by the 2017 Earth Day theme, “Environmental and Climate Literacy,” this prayer calls us to an ecological conversion rooted in respect and knowledge of our complex and sacred common home. ...more

Peace to Our Earth , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This prayer for the natural environment is based on the line from Pope Francis’s 2013 Lenten Message, “Peace to our earth.” Copyright © 2013-2017, Education for Justice, a project of Center of ...more

In Memory of Berta Cáceres (English and Spanish) , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

Berta Cáceres was murdered in 2016 for her outspoken advocacy as she sought environmental justice for her indigenous people in Honduras; this prayer remembers her sacrifice. Copyright © 2017, Educat...more

Film Discussion Guide: The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story , by: Anna Misleh

Chico Mendes was a Brazilian rubber tapper, trade union leader, environmentalist, and martyr. This film highlights Mendes’s work to end the destruction of the Amazonian rain forest and to organize t...more

Thomas Berry: One With the Universe , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This prayer service includes prayers, quotes, and questions that invite us to reflect on the life and words of Thomas Berry, C.P. Through this reflection, participants are challenged to think more dee...more

Creating Concerned Citizens of the Planet Earth , by: Margaret Swedish

Creative Voice Margaret Swedish (author, activist, and founder of the “Spirituality and Ecological Hope” project at the Center for New Creation) thoughtfully reveals the richness in the meaning of...more

Prayer for the Feast of St. Kateri Tekakwitha (July 14) , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

St. Kateri Tekakwitha is the first Native American saint and the patroness of ecology and the environment. Copyright © 2016, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. ...more

Gardeners of the Earth: Caring for Our Common Home , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

To celebrate World Environment Day on June 5, this litany lifts up 16 “gardeners of the earth,” both those who have gone before us and those in our midst, who recognize the sacredness of the natur...more

Catholic Social Thought and Canaries in the Coal Mine , by: Fred Kammer, S.J.

Fr. Fred Kammer revisits Pope Francis's recent encyclical to focus on the connection between the environment and those in poverty in this resource, which has reflection questions, a prayer, and action...more
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