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Ignatian Resources to Celebrate Earth Day

April 20, 2018 — As we celebrate Earth Day on April 22, we are renewed in our call to care for creation and remember Pope Francis’ words from his papal inauguration Mass: “Let us be protectors of creation, protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment.” 

Pope Francis continued to call on all people to turn away from a throwaway culture and to act on climate change as a moral responsibility in his groundbreaking encyclical Laudato Si’ in June 2015. The encyclical invites us as individuals, as institutions and as a church to care for creation and to reconcile our relationship with God, creation and one another.

This Earth Day, the Jesuits invite you to embrace this challenge Pope Francis laid out in Laudato Si’, using Ignatian, Catholic and faith resources to guide you.

The Office of Justice and Ecology (OJE) at the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States and the Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN) created an Ecological Examen to help individuals and institutions pray, reflect and discern action steps that respond to Pope Francis’ invitation to care for our common home. Reconciling God, Creation, and Humanity is a resource available in both digital and print formats that can help you to answer this call to ecological conversion. The Ecological Examen will also soon be available in Spanish.


To put the Ecological Examen into practice, OJE and ISN have created a guide to living out the Eco- Examen, with a list of concrete steps you can take to promote ecological justice.


Along with the faith community, you can learn more about A Just Response to Extractivism and how you can turn away from a throwaway culture here.  

The Catholic Climate Covenant is also focused on moving beyond a throwaway culture this Earth Day, with resources on how to reduce waste and grow community.

The Global Catholic Climate Movement encourages you to celebrate creation during Mass on Sunday, April 22, and sign postcards encouraging your diocese to care for creation and reduce its carbon footprint.

You can join Creation Justice Ministries in honoring  a "Sense of Place" by living in harmony with local ecosystems and watersheds, sharing places with a diversity of peoples and respecting the history of your place. 

A number of Jesuit colleges and universities are also celebrating Earth Day, hosting events ranging from a community garden ground-breaking at Canisius College to the Saint Louis Climate Summit featuring Bill Nye at Saint Louis University. Other schools with special events include: Creighton University, Loyola University Chicago, Loyola University New Orleans, Regis University and Xavier University





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