SOC Opening Prayer Service

This 1 September, Feast of Creation, also known as Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, opens the Season of Creation 2023. Faith leaders from around the globe will lead this time of prayer and reflection as we celebrate the start of the Season of Creation, on this year’s theme, “Let Justice and Peace Flow”. The service will be an adapted version of the ecumenical prayer service found in the 2023 SOC Celebration Guide. It will be led by the following faith leaders: Rev Dr Jerry Pillay, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches Sr Alessandra Smerilli, Secretary of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development Bishop Marc Andrus, Episcopal Diocese of California Dr Louk Andrianos, World Council of Churches and member of the Season of Creation Ecumenical Steering Committee Sarah Eulitz, World Student Christian Federation-Europe Stephen Taylor, Diocesan Secretary of the Diocese of Canterbury, Church of England, board member of the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN) Join us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv3kExaSMmI

LATAM Symposium for the care of our common home

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN ON THE ROAD TO "ACCELERATING THE JUST ENERGY TRANSITION" IN TERMS OF INTEGRAL ECOLOGY "Let justice and peace flow." The Holy See participates as a Member State of the UN Climate Conferences (COPs) from 4 October 2022. The Social Doctrine of the Church calls for a collective ecological conversion that implies changes in international policies. This event is part of a series of Catholic advocacy actions for governments to make bold decisions related to climate change mitigation, just energy transition, and integral human development. The manifesto resulting from this event, together with others from Africa and Asia-Oceania, coordinated by the Laudato Si' Movement together with other Church organizations, will form part of a Global Catholic Letter addressed to the Presidency of the upcoming COP 28 climate summit, under the inspiration of the Holy Father's Message for the Season of Creation 2023. Zoom registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Bdh4nc3IRsellgMB6o-b2w

Let Justice and Peace Flow: Exploring Integral Ecology and the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

The Holy See participates as a Member State at the UN Climate Conferences (COPs) since 4 October 2022. In response to the ecological crises, the Social Doctrine of the Church calls for a collective ecological conversion that includes policy changes at the international, regional and national governance levels. This symposium event is part of a series of Catholic advocacy actions for governments to make bold decisions related to climate change mitigation, just energy transition, and integral human development. The manifesto resulting from this event, together with manifestos from Africa and Latin America, and the Caribbean, coordinated by the Laudato Si' Movement (LSM) together with partner Church organizations, will form a Global Catholic Letter addressed to the President of the forthcoming COP 28 climate summit, delivered with a message from the Holy Father in the Season of Creation 2023 themed ‘Let Justice and Peace Flow’. Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpd-qgrj4iHdNJPpBsMFHVo0N-jcZBgdZW#/registration

Global fight to end Fossil Fuels

As the Bonn Climate Change Conference comes to an end, climate justice movements from all sectors join their voices to fight back the declared war that fossil fuels and those who continue to support it have imposed against us. The call for a coordinated global mobilisation to #EndFossilFuels #FastFairForever on September 15 & 17 was launched today during a press conference. As world leaders gather at the UN climate talks in New York City, millions of people in every corner of the globe will take to the streets to demand a rapid, just, and equitable end to coal, oil and gas. Together, we are unstoppable as we build and imagine a fossil fuel-free world. Visit: https://fightfossilfuels.net/