Peace and Justice updates – May 13, 2020

Celebrating Laudato Si, Caring for Our Common Home

Laudato Si’ Week is May 16-24! As we mark the 5th Anniversary of Laudato Si’, the coronavirus is forcing us to think of new economies and new ways of caring for the most vulnerable. Laudato Si’ Week offers people of faith a time to reflect on the gift of the earth and creation, and realize it is under threat. It is a time for Catholics around the world to pray, learn, gather virtually, reflect, and prepare to build a better world together. Pope Francis has invited everyone to take part.

As we prepare to commemorate the 5th anniversary of Laudato Si’ May 16-24, we hope that you and your community will consider planning a local event to celebrate #LaudatoSi5 Week.  You’ll find all the resources you need on the Laudato Si’ Week website,  and the Catholic Climate Covenant Covenant’s Laudato Si’ Week 2020 website. You’ll find logos and social media messages, videos, dialogue and study guides, and liturgy resources.

We also invite you to participate in a series of Laudato Si’ 5th Anniversary workshops set up by the Vatican. Set against the backdrop of the current Coronavirus crisis, the virtual workshops will talk about the climate crisis, climate injustice, and action we must take inspired by the encyclical, Laudato Si’. Register for one or all of the workshops at:

  • Introductory Session: Mon., May 18 at 2:00 PM GMT
  • Eco-Spirituality: Tues., May 19 at 2:00 PM GMT
  • Sustainability: Wed., May 20 at 2:00 PM GMT
  • Advocacy: Wed., May 20 at 4:00 PM GMT
  • Social Action: Fri., May 22 at 2:00 PM GMT

Please register your anniversary event at: and upload any events you’d like the Catholic Climate Covenant to promote (include picture if possible) at:  You can find out about all the global and U.S. activities and register for the Global Day of Prayer on May 24 at:

Learn more about #LaudatoSi5 Week here.

Economic Injustice Examined
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the structural economic issues in our nation into sharp focus. Please click here for an analysis of the issues that must be resolved if the United States is to avoid continued increases in income and wealth inequality amid the coronavirus recession and recovery. 


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