EARTH JUSTICE COMMITTEE

 

Committee Mandate:

  •  To continue study and reflection on Laudato Si’

  •  To promote peace and non-violence

  • Continue efforts for the eradication of poverty

  • Share with the congregation regarding new and ongoing ecological social justice issues

The projects for 2019-2020 will be reflection on Integral Ecology and water issues.

Sister Bernice Steele is the representative on the NGO Liaison and Social Justice Committees of the Sisters of Charity Federation.

Earth Justice Links

Quotes from Laudato Si’

  1. Laudato Si’, 13.  The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change. The Creator does not abandon us; he never forsakes his loving plan or repents of having created us. Humanity still has the ability to work together in building our common home.

  2. Laudato Si’, 23. The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all.

  3. In Laudato Si’, Chapter 4, Integral Ecology takes in every aspect of the global crisis: 1) environmental, economic and social ecology, 2) cultural ecology, 3) ecology of daily life, 4) the principle of the common good, and 5) justice between the generations.

Resources

  • Laudato Si’ Encyclical Letter of the Holy Father Francis on Care of Our Common Home, can be accessed under CCCB Publications.

  • Our Relationship with the Environment: The Need for Conversion, CCCB Pastoral Letter, November 27, 2007.

  • “You Love All That Exists… All Things Are Yours, God, Lover of Life…”

  • CCCB Pastoral Letter, October 4, 2003.

  • Ecology Reflections on the Environment from Fr. John Surette SJ at https://www.jesuitseast.org

  • DVD, The Journey of the Universe, Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker

  • DVD. The Powers of the Universe, Brian Swimme

  • The Dream of the Earth, Thomas Berry, 1990.

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