At 10am on Saturday 29th August fifteen cyclists, including everything from students to priests to pensioners, set out on Phase 1 of the London-Paris Pilgrimage for the Climate. Their pilgrimage takes them 100 miles from Westminster Cathedral to Newhaven, following the Avenue Verte- the Green Way linking London and Paris.
Phase 2 will start at Dieppe in November and follow the Avenue Verte for 130 miles to Paris to join in meetings, lobbies and rallies during the UN Paris Climate Change Conference to push for an international decision to save our planet from further global warming.
Ecojesuit is putting up this guidance map to the different parts of the environment encyclical of Pope Francis, Laudato si’, for readers who wish to engage with this document in terms of human development perspectives but who may not share the same faith convictions. We are opening up a way to engage with people who are in development professions and practitioners who reckon with sustainable development in their work activities. We want to respond to the interest to read Laudato Si’ not in its entirety yet want to get to the substance that affects daily lives and work.
Reflecting on the papal encyclical Laudato si’ on environmental matters, the major superiors of the Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific (JCAP) share their statement that seeks to animate response to Pope Francis’ plea to reconcile with creation, an apostolic priority for Jesuits in Asia Pacific
The papal encyclical Laudato Si’ is a call to people of the 21st century for change and action. Even if technically an encyclical is a letter to the bishops, the interest and fervor Laudato Si’ is generating extends much further than the bishops and the communities of Catholics around the world.