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The Laudato Si‘ Movement serves the Catholic family worldwide to turn Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ encyclical into action for climate justice by undergoing our own ecological conversion, transforming our lifestyles, and calling for bold public policies together with the wider climate movement.


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The Laudato Si‘ Movement serves the Catholic family worldwide to turn Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ encyclical into action for climate justice by undergoing our own ecological conversion, transforming our lifestyles, and calling for bold public policies together with the wider climate movement.




Season of Creation, rap music in Washington, D.C.

Father Cornelius Ejiogu of St. Luke Roman Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., talks about how they're celebrating the Season of Creation, the annual ecumenical celebration of prayer and action for our common home. Father Ejiogu also talks about growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, how God called him to be a priest, and his love of rap music, including Coolio, The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. More about the Season of Creation here. More about St. Luke Roman Catholic Church in Washington,...


Creating a Catholic creation care program in your archdiocese

Laudato Si' Animator Nicholas Collura of EcoPhilly in the U.S. reads his recently-published story titled, "I couldn't find any Catholic creation care efforts in my archdiocese. That gave me an idea." You can read his story at Learn more about EcoPhilly at


Honoring Sister Dorothy Stang

Sister Judi Clemens of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur reads her moving tribute to Sister Dorothy Stang, who was murdered in 2005 while fighting for the Amazon and its people. Earlier this year, scientists discovered a new species of screech owl in the Amazon rainforest and named the new species after Sr. Dorothy Stang. Sr. Clemens wrote the tribute for Laudato Si' Movement. The story, as well as a video of Sr. Judi reading the story, can be found at...


Laudato Si’ Movement as ‘renewal movement’ with Dr. Erin Lothes

Laudato Si’ Movement and the countless other organizations leading creation care efforts around the world are part of a “renewal movement” taking place throughout the global Catholic Church, said Dr. Erin Lothes in the latest Laudato Si' Movement podcast. More about Dr. Lothes: More about Laudato Si' Movement:


Laudato Si': When did Pope Francis write the encyclical?

When did Pope Francis write Laudato Si': 24 May or 18 June? We explore the two dates and why both are important to celebrate. Story:


Divestment: Catholics' moral imperative

During a Laudato Si' Dialogue on divestment, energy, and fossil fuels, cardinals, Vatican priests, bishops, New York Times best-selling authors, and organizational leaders share how Catholics have a moral imperative to divest from fossil fuels, and how all of us are called to bring up divestment to Church leaders everywhere. More on Laudato Si' Week 2021: Speakers Rev. Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam, Head of the Vatican's Ecology and Creation Office Cardinal Jean-Claude...


Previewing Laudato Si' Week 2021

Pope Francis invites all Catholics to participate in Laudato Si' Week 2021, the crowning event of the Laudato Si' Special Anniversary Year to take place 16-25 May. Tomás Insua, co-founder and executive director of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, and Anna Wagner, GCCM's director of network engagement, join the podcast to talk about all things Laudato Si' Week 2021 and how you can bring the celebration to your community by organizing an event. For more information, go to...


Laudato Si' Ministries with Kayla Jacobs

Kayla Jacobs is the Director of Programs for Laudato Si' Ministries in Joliet, Illinois, USA. In 2019, the Diocese of Joliet became the first in the U.S. to establish such a ministry. Jacobs talks about how the change has amplified her work, what it took to create such a ministry, and why every diocese in the world should strive to transform their community with Laudato Si' Ministries. More from GCCM: From Diocese of Joliet:...


Season of Creation leader: ‘God is the perfect scientist’

Decades ago, Dr. Louk Andrianos didn’t picture himself serving as a consultant on the Care for Creation, Sustainability and Climate Justice for the World Council of Churches, a key Season of Creation partner. But the Season of Creation Steering Committee member has found a way to blend both his faith and the sciences to help Christians around the world care for creation. In the podcast, Dr. Andrianos talks about how he feels God is calling him to do this work, how faith and science can...


Cardinal Turkson, Jane Goodall on biodiversity ahead of COP 15

Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect for the Vatican's Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, and Dr. Jane Goodall, the renowned scientist and UN Messenger of Peace, talk about the need for Catholics and all people to tackle the biodiversity crisis ahead of COP 15. The webinar was put on by the Vatican's Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and the Vatican COVID-19 Commission, in collaboration with numerous partners. Laudato Si' Week: Vatican...


Laudato Si' is the blueprint in South Sudan

Father Tim Galvin, a St. Patrick's Missionary Society priest, used to not worry about God's creation and caring for our common home. But the worsening climate crisis made him want to learn more. Now he and the people of Riwoto, South Sudan, are showing the world how to bring Pope Francis' encyclical letter Laudato Si' to life. Read and watch more about Father Tim Galvin's story:...


Via Crucis

Durante la reciente Cuaresma Laudato Si’, este movimiento junto a nuestros socios de todo el mundo realizó las Estaciones del Via Crucis en vivo online. Esperamos que este Via Crucis online te ayude a ti y a tu comunidad a conectar la Pasión de Cristo con el clamor de la tierra y el clamor de los pobres a lo largo de todo el año.


Laudato Si' Dialogue: Environmental defenders around the world

In this Laudato Si' Dialogue, Father Xavier Jeyaraj, SJ, director of the Jesuit Social Justice and Ecology secretariat in Rome, and Melvin Purzuelo of the Philippine Misereor Partnership discuss their personal experiences with environmental defenders and how regular people can help advocate for them around the world.


How to talk about the climate crisis in Poland

How should you talk about the climate crisis? With only facts, or by merging the scientific facts and people's values and motivations? Bernadeta Golebiowska of Poland talks about the difficult and courageous conversations she's had with people throughout her country about the climate crisis and what she's learned from those experiences. “We cannot talk only about facts. From my point of view, it's more important to talk about values, to talk about motivation, to show people what is God's...


Dan Misleh of the Catholic Climate Covenant

Dan Misleh was all set to study business and spend a lifetime in the secular world, until a college course about Catholic Social Teaching at Xavier University in the U.S. changed his life. Decades later, Misleh has spent his career working for social justice. He now serves as the founding executive director of the Catholic Climate Covenant. Misleh talks about how one of his sons opened his eyes to the need to care for creation, why the organization’s tagline has always been about more than...


‘Turn Around’: How Pope Francis, Greta Thunberg inspired Gen Verde’s new song about caring for creation

Nancy Uelmen didn’t want to write another doom and gloom song about the climate crisis. Instead, the music director of Gen Verde wanted to help inspire our sisters and brothers around the world to realize that it’s not too late to change our ways and care for our common home. The result is the group’s new song, “Turn Around,” a hopeful and inspiring take on how all of us can unite and care for our common home. In the podcast, Nancy shares how Laudato Si', Pope Francis, and inspiring young...


How faith organizations are leading the effort to care for creation

Ahead of COP26, faith institutions worldwide are leading the way and showing the world that now is the time to commit to meaningful, long-term action for our common home. Dozens of faith institutions representing hundreds of millions of faithful have joined the new “Faith Long-Term Plans” initiative organized by FaithInvest, the International Network for Conservation and Religion, and the World Wildlife Fund’s Beliefs and Values Program. Dr. Lorna Gold, Director of Movement Building for...


Launching the 2021 Season of Creation

With an eye on the 2021 Season of Creation, high-level Christian leaders from around the world share how the world's 2.3 billion Christians can work together to have a home for all, and how creation care unites Christians everywhere. Guests Rev. Dr. Chad Rimmer, Executive for Theology, relating to Ecotheology at the Lutheran World Federation Fr. Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam, Coordinator of the Sector of Ecology and Creation at the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human...


Remembering the Global Catholic Climate Movement's beginnings with Amy Echeverria

Six years ago this month, 17 organizations and 12 leaders from all continents came together to form the Global Catholic Climate Movement. Since then, with Laudato Si' as their guide, hundreds of thousands of Catholics and Christians have realized that their faith calls them to care for God's creation. GCCM's founding Board President Amy Echeverria shares her memories from this movement's beginnings, the moments that have stood out, and why places stick with her. GCCM's story:...


How to create hope in 2021 with GCCM's Br. Benedict Ayodi

It's not easy to be hopeful all the time, but as Catholics and Christians we are called to create hope through our lives and our actions. Br. Benedict Ayodi, GCCM Programs Manager for Africa, talks about why we should be hopeful and how we all can create hope in our lives during 2021 and beyond. Read Br. Benedict's moving essay on maintaining hope during the COVID-19 pandemic that has been read by tens of thousands of people:...