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Care for God's Creation

And St. Francis Preached to the Birds , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

From the perspective of St. Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis, this prayer reflects on the sacred nature of every animate being in all eco-systems, all interconnected in the web of God's Creation. Co...more

CST and SDGs: Life On Land , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This reflection focuses on Goal 15 of the Sustainable Development Goals: to conserve and restore the use of ecosystems such as forests, wetlands, drylands, and mountains. Reflection questions, steps f...more

A Voice for the Poor and the Common Good , by: Dan Misleh

Creative Voice Dan Misleh, Executive Director of Catholic Climate Covenant, shares his thoughts on climate change, Pope Francis, integral ecology, and the Catholic social teaching theme of Care for Cr...more

Naomi Klein: There Can Be No Justice Without Addressing Climate Change , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This prayer service is based on the words of Naomi Klein, Canadian author, journalist, and film maker, known for her climate justice activism and analyses of globalization, neoliberalism, and capitali...more

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
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