Pope Francis has announced the launch of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform, a project of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.
It is an environmental plan for the Catholic Church and our partners, with seven Goals involving seven Catholic sectors over seven years.
The website offers “Laudato Si’ Plans” to help a family, community or parish discern and implement a response to Laudato Si’. Each group is first invited to make an early commitment to the planning process. If you have interest in forming or joining a group, or hearing more about the Laudato Si’ Action Platform, please email the parish: firstname.lastname@example.org
The website explains:
The Laudato Si’ Action Platform is a unique collaboration between the Vatican, an international coalition of Catholic organizations, and “all men and women of good will.” (Laudato Si’ 3) Taking a truly ground-up approach, it is rooted in the strengths and realities of communities around the world, empowering all to take “decisive action, here and now” as we journey towards a better future together. (LS 161)
Action is urgently needed. Our Creator called the human family to be the steward of creation, but we have neglected that call. Our hotter, dirtier, deader planet is driving up the risk of suffering. The most vulnerable suffer above all.
At this kairos moment, we are responding to the call for healing in our relationships with God, our neighbors, and the Earth itself. Through the Laudato Si’ Action Platform, we are walking the “path to renewal” together (LS 202).