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Action on behalf of Creation

Mary Hess Posted by Mary Hess, Professor of Educational Leadership, Luther Seminary.


Today is World Day of Prayer for Creation.

Today is World Day of Prayer for Creation. Prayer is a powerful resource, but sometimes people tend to think of it only as conversation with God — not as conversation embodied in action. So here are some resources that are available to help people think through how to enact care for Creation.

First, and most importantly, Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’.

Then, here is an action plan put forward by the Archdiocese of Atlanta for embodying Laudato Si’. (Including some very specific steps)

Here is a beautiful people’s pastoral letter written by the Catholic Committee of Appalachia’s committee of West Virginia.