Catholic Earthcare Australia (CEA) have released a new Laudato Si’ Resource, “Tree of Life,” which invites reflection and action on Laudato Si’ and the environment through a number of prayers, reflections and activities.
This free resource is now available to access via the CEA website, and is ideal for use by community groups such as parishes or schools.
From the website:
In his encyclical Laudato Si’, Pope Francis invites all people of goodwill to consider an important question,
“What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?” (160)
The Tree of Life resource invites us to come together and explore in dialogue what we can do to care for our common home. We invite you to use the reflections and activities as a catalyst to connect with your community and engage in meaningful dialogue and action around this important question and your role in caring for creation. We encourage you to deeply engage with the messages uncovered both in the Tree of Life resource and the rich dialogue Laudato Si’ stimulates. For as Pope Francis says,
“We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all.”
The Tree of Life activity also calls us to each ‘make a pledge’, naming actions we as individuals and communities can take forward this year to bring Laudato Si’ to life. Please remember that, no pledge or action is too small for,
“There is a nobility in the duty to care for creation through little daily actions, and it is wonderful how education can bring about real changes in lifestyle.”
Check out the Tree of Life resource here: http://catholicearthcare.org.au/project/tree-of-life-resource/
You can find more resources on Laudato Si’ and other Social Justice issues in our Parish Resources section.