Together – Gathering of the People of God

On 30 September 2023, an ecumenical prayer vigil will take place in Rome in the presence of Pope Francis and representatives of different Churches, to unite us in praise and silence, in listening to the Word. Young people aged between 18 and 35 from across Europe, from all Church backgrounds, are invited from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon and will be welcomed for a weekend of sharing, to journey together as the people of God.

SOC Closing Prayer Service


On Wednesday, October 4, as we celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi and remember the first anniversary of the release of the film The Letter, we will close the Season of Creation with an online ecumenical prayer service. Join us through our YouTube channel:

Celebrating “Laudate Deum”, Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation

Do you want to be the first to know the contents of the Pope's new apostolic exhortation, "Laudate Deum", on the care of our common home? We invite you to participate in this online event in which scientists, religious and lay people will share the most important messages of the new exhortation and help us understand their importance for our daily lives. Register to participate in

Faith and the Future: Empowering Environmental Stewardship through the FFNPT


In partnership with SECAM (Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar), CARITAS, JPIC-FA (Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation - Franciscan Action), and FFNPT Faith (Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Faith), we are pleased to announce the Symposium on Fossil Fuels Non-Proliferation. This virtual event aims to gather religious institutions, environmental advocates, scholars, and concerned individuals to explore sustainable alternatives and promote environmental stewardship in the context of fossil fuels. Register here:  

COP 28

COP 28 begins on November 30 in the United Arab Emirates and will last until December 12. The Persian Gulf country is a major exporter of fossil fuels. However, it has also invested heavily in renewable energies. Oil and gas companies are looking for new projects in the country to further expand production. Leaders from around the world, including Pope Francis, will gather to make key decisions for the future of our planet. That is why we propose that you respond to the Pope's call in Laudate Deum and send a clear message to Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, president of COP28, by signing the petition with our requests and hopes. Read and sign the petition here

Exhibit “Places of Climate Injustices”

Laudate Deum brings much needed attention to the climate injustices still prevalent throughout our common home. In line with the core message of Laudate Deum, Our Season of Creation campaign shone on a spotlight on the prayers and actions of our network in fighting climate justice through our #PrayingForYou campaign. The video exhibit highlights "Places of Injustice" linked to climate damages and socio-ecological impacts through the global production of thematic “climate injustices” through messages, documentary videos, and other digital arts. Vulnerable people become a living letter to their governments by denouncing injustice and claiming climate justice. Visit the LSM Exhibit Date and time: 1-6 December 2023 10AM - 5PM Venue: Booth 24;  Thematic Category: Adaptation, Resilience, and Loss and Damage. More information:

High Level Party Event: Nation-states join forces to pursue a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty negotiating mandate

During the high-level segment of COP28, Vanuatu and Tuvalu alongside a number of other nation-states will host a High-Level Party Event (HLPE) to discuss their plans to spearhead the push for negotiation of a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. Join the most significant event of the Treaty Initiative to date by attending the global livestream. The event will be a major turning point in the campaign as a bloc of governments join forces to begin formally pushing for the negotiation of a new framework to manage a global just transition away from coal, oil and gas. Speakers & more details coming soon. Will be live-streamed on the UNFCCC platform. REGISTER FOR DETAILS

The Global Catholic Letter on Climate Change to the COP28 Presidency

Social Catholic Teaching (SCT) calls us to “accelerate the just energy transition” in the key of Integral Ecology, changing international policies. This event is part of a series of Catholic advocacy actions on governments to make bold decisions about climate change mitigation, just energy transition, and integral human development. Under Pope Francis’ leadership and previous global grassroots manifestos, we will deliver a joint letter to the COP 28 Presidency. Organizers: Carmelite NGO, LSM, UNANIMA International (UI), VIVAT International (VIVAT), Boston College, Catholic Relief Services - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (CRS), Ieunesse Étudiante Catholique Internationale (IYCS-JECI), Society of Catholic Medical Missionaries (SCMM). Speakers in the Round Table: Archbishop Peter Chong (Asia-Pacific, VIVAT), Bishop Stephen Mamza (Africa), Bishop Lizardo Estrada (Latin American and the Caribbean), Lorna Gold (FaithInvest, LSM Chair Board), Liana Almony (UNANIMA International), Roy Ibrahim (IYCS-JECI Program Coordinator), Tzeporah Berman (Chair of the FFNPT initiative;, Julia E. DeVoy (Boston College). Moderators: Jean Quinn (UNANIMA International) and Lindlyn Moma (LSM)