During the Laudato Si’ Special Anniversary Year, in response to the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM), comes the announcement of the launch of a new program and a public commitment for various institutions to begin a 7-year journey to sustainability in the spirit of Laudato Si’.
The Dominican Sisters of Peace are preparing to commit to the seven-year journey which includes seven Laudato Si’ goals:
These goals address a range of areas related to sustainability and ecological conversion:
- Response to the cry of the Earth
- Response to the cry of the poor
- Ecological economics
- Adoption of simple lifestyles
- Ecological education
- Ecological spirituality
- Emphasis on community involvement and participatory action around creation care at all levels of society by promoting advocacy and grassroots campaigns
Religious institutes are invited on this journey as congregations as a whole, their founded ministries, individual Sisters, Associates, and others. Other bodies in the Church, dioceses, educational institutions, parishes, etc. are also being invited.
As we embark on the journey with the global Church there will be suggestions and resources forthcoming that can be undertaken toward achieving the final goal of an integrated ecology at the end of seven years.