Here are some resources and links
that may help to deepen our understanding about
CARE FOR THE EARTH, OUR COMMON HOME.
Click on the title to access a resource.
The encyclical letter of Pope Francis on care for our common home.
The Vatican - Archive Youtube video on the encyclical letter of Pope Francis on care for our common home.
A 35-minute video on Laudato Si.
English version of the Laudato Si series of redamazonica.org
An animated video by Development and Peace that explains Laudato Si'.
A National Geographic movie on YouTube: "Join Leonardo DiCaprio as he explores the topic of climate change, and discovers what must be done today to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet."
"The Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has outlined eight central themes in recent Church teaching on the environment." A PDF copy of this document may be downloaded from their site.
An OFM study guide on the care of creation.
A series of twelve on-line Internet TV videos and lessons, co-produced by www.greenspirittv.com (GSTV), www.romancatholictv.com, and a variety of Catholic communities (religious communities and dioceses) concerned with Catholic teaching on eco justice themes.
The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace offers a wealth of education resources that may be used to "create a climate of change."
A Johns Hopkins public health guide for emergencies.
"The Earth Charter is an ethical framework for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century."
"Concerned about human-made climate change and united by our Catholic faith, we came together as a movement of almost 100 Catholic organizations to care for God’s creation, for the poor –- who are the most vulnerable to climate disruption –- and for our children, who will face the worst impacts in the coming years."
A UNESCO report on "The current status of Ocean Science around the world."
A free, online environmental science e-textbook for upper level secondary school students, beginning college students, and adult learners. Its creation "is rooted in two desires of people in Society of Jesus (Jesuit) networks: to address the major environmental concerns of our time through an educational resource and develop collaboration among teachers and learners in secondary school, university, and adult education contexts."
The JPIC Commission promotes and supports the integration of Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) in the life and mission of the Union of Superior Generals (USG) and the International Union of Superior Generals (UISG) and their member congregations. This website offers a wide-range of information and resources on justice, peace and integrity of creation.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals explained in simply, with concrete actions that can be done to make an impact.
The Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice is a centre for thought leadership, education and advocacy on the struggle to secure global justice for those people vulnerable to the impacts of climate change who are usually forgotten - the poor, the disempowered and the marginalised across the world.
A Message from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan to All the People of Earth, Our Common Home. November 11, 2016.
A special report on Ecology issued by the Society of Jesus.
A companion to Water and Sanitation: A People's Guide to SDG 6. A rights–based approach to implementation. Prepared by UN-NGO Mining Working Group, 2017. Compiled by Integrity of Creation Working Group, JPIC Commission of the USG-UISG.
This site offers information on the presence of the Society of the Sacred Heart at the UN as a non-governmental organization (NGO) in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council. This particular page on "Our Planet" focuses on issues and concerns related to the care of the Earth, as well as calls to action and concrete responses.
"To achieve and stay truthful to the global pledge of leaving no one behind, we specifically call for a rights-based implementation of SDG 6 that: prevents the commodification, increases public financing, and promotes commons-based water resource management." ~ A people's guide prepared by the UN-NGO Mining Working Group, 2017.