“Everyone’s talents and involvement are needed”
Laudato Si, 14
Become a Laudato Si’ Animator. Receive in-depth online training and inspire your community to care for creation.
How Animators Light the Way.
Join this global movement and care for creation.
This course will empower you to bring Laudato Si’ to life:
- Learn how Laudato Si’ is part of Catholic social teaching to protect human dignity and the common good.
- Understand the causes of climate change and how it affects “the least of these”.
- See your deep connections to this crisis–and to the movement that’s solving it.
- Practice leadership in your community and reflect on your growth together
- Connect to your faith and the values we hold dear.
- Dedicate yourself to a lifelong journey of ecological conversion, protecting the our sisters and brothers and the common home we share.
The course will start on 29 July. Over the course of five weeks, you’ll join a global community of Catholics in learning modules that progress from week to week. By 2 September, the modules will be finished. By 4 October, the Feast of St. Francis, you’ll complete a project to engage and inform your community. Optional webinars will be available if you’d like additional support from the global community as you’re preparing your community project.
Are Qualifications or experience necessary?
NO! No expertise is needed. People from all backgrounds and walks of life have what it takes to share the message of creation care with their communities. The climate crisis affects all of us, and we’re all needed to solve it.
The climate crisis is a big challenge, and it requires a big response. This course will prepare you for spiritual growth and transformative community leadership. The course includes weekly readings, videos, participation inn four webinars (or watching recordings), completing homework, writing reflections, and participation in online discussion groups.
How long does the course take?
The webinars will take one hour each, and together with the other activities, the course should take three to four hours each week. There are additional resources for those who wish to be more engaged.
What are the next steps after training?
You’ll work with your community to organize an activity that brings Laudato Si’ to life during the Season of Creation. We are aware that in many countries, physical gatherings are restricted due to the coronavirus pandemic, so we’ll learn about creative ways to take action online.
Will I receive a certificate at the end of the course?
YES! If you have completed all the requirements, you will be issued a certificate of completion, which will be distributed during the online graduation in October.