Malindi, Kenya: A Bishop’s  Tree Planting Campaign
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Malindi, Kenya: A Bishop’s Tree Planting Campaign

Bishop Wilybard Lagho’s passion for environmental conservation dates back to his childhood many years before he became a Priest and ascended to the helm of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Malindi where his passion continues to blossom. Born to a father who was a District Agricultural Officer in Taita-Taveta, an agricultural region located Northwest of Kenya’s coastal town…

Cameroon: Fr Innocent Akum MHM Inspired by Laudato Si’
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Cameroon: Fr Innocent Akum MHM Inspired by Laudato Si’

Cameroon: Fr Innocent Akum MHM Hits the Headlines with Environmental Clean-up
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Cameroon: Fr Innocent Akum MHM Hits the Headlines with Environmental Clean-up

When choosing a present for someone’s birthday or anniversary – you might consider giving them cash, a picture, a book or clothing – but one Catholic priest has made a very novel request – Fr Innocent Wefon Akum, MHM, Parish Priest of Archangel Gabriel Catholic Church in Bojongo, Douala, Cameroon, has asked people to collect…

Global Healing with Laudato Si’ (Session II)
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Global Healing with Laudato Si’ (Session II)

Global Healing Session with Laudato Si
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Global Healing Session with Laudato Si

Fascinating exchange on the significant contribution of faith communities to the conversation on environmental change

Let Us Dream – Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Model of a Sustainable Economy
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Let Us Dream – Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Model of a Sustainable Economy

Pope Francis readily reads Kate Raworth. In November, an international conference entitled The Economy of Francesco took place, where she was one of the speakers. The Pope also mentioned her donut model in his book ‘Let us dream’. What would a sustainable, universally beneficial economy look like? “Like a doughnut,” says Oxford economist Kate Raworth….

Season of Creation: Breathing Together
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Season of Creation: Breathing Together

A global Ignatian prayer vigil. It took place on the youtube channel of Jesuit Curia on September 25 at three different moments at 8 PM in Manila, 8 PM in Rome and 8.00 PM in New York in order to ensure greater outreach and to connect everyone in the world. There have been more than…

Season of Creation: African Involvement
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Season of Creation: African Involvement

Scheduled to begin 1 September, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and conclude 4 October, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron of animals and the environment, this year’s event has been organized under the theme, “Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope.” “On 1st September, we will have…

Season of Creation: The Earth Sessions
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Season of Creation: The Earth Sessions

This is a space to encounter creation with God; to reflect on your own experiences of creation and discern the ways you are moved into action, to help take care of our common home. 

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Pope Francis: Applying Gospel Message to Big Questions of our Age

Over the last four Wednesdays in August, Francis has focussed his audiences on the pandemic, peppering his reflections with economic messages designed to make world leaders sit up and think. And he’ll be continuing in this vein over the coming weeks.  His reflections are not designed to offer policy proposals or support any political program….

Diocese of Kakamega, Kenya: Tree Nursery in Response to Laudato Si’
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Diocese of Kakamega, Kenya: Tree Nursery in Response to Laudato Si’

Dubbed “The Model Tree Nursery,” the project has been established on the diocesan farm as one of the undertakings of the 42-year-old diocese “to participate meaningfully in dialogues and actions that result in a well conserved environment,” Mr. Ambei said. The diocese, which currently has 41 Parishes also runs the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega School…

Philippines: Making ‘Laudato Si’ Work in a Parish Garden
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Philippines: Making ‘Laudato Si’ Work in a Parish Garden

“I want to prove that it is possible to plant vegetables in an urban community or in your own home despite the absence of a backyard or a piece of land,” he said. The urban gardening project, which he called “Project Grace,” started after the Philippine government imposed a lockdown in the national capital to…