The Laudato Si' Goals - Parish
This PowerPoint presentation provides information about Laudato Si' and the seven Laudato Si' Goals for Parish leaders and parishioners to use in Mass, small groups or personal reflection.
In their 2021-2022 Social Justice Statement, Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor, the Australian Catholic Bishops state, “The signs of the times are clear – we know that we human beings need a change of heart, mind, and behaviour. Pope Francis continues to call us to an ecological conversion and an economic conversion, and we want to respond.” (p. 17) The Laudato Si' Goals – Parish Resource aims to help parishioners take up the Bishops' challenge and build on the momentum of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia’s Decree 8, “Integral Ecology and Conversion for the Sake of Our Common Home”.
More than just outlining the concept of integral ecology and offering definitions and links to case studies that help demonstrate each Goal, this resource challenges parishes and parishioners to reflect on their own understanding of the issues and act in ways that impact their local community and wider world for the better. It also contains links to Caritas Australia's Catholic Earthcare - Parish Program and The Laudato Si' Action Goals Prayer.