Global Catholic Climate Movement Boston
What we do
- We prepare a bi-weekly newsletter with key articles related to Laudato Si’, news about meetings and presentations in the area, and updates statewide legislation
- We reach out to parishes, including conducting “Greening Your Parish” events. These gather representatives from various parishes to learn, share and encourage each other on parish based actions (1-2 times per year).
- We host conference calls to follow up on and support actions of “Care for Creation” parish groups
The Boston Catholic Climate Movement serves Catholics in Massachusetts to put Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ encyclical into action for climate justice, by undergoing our own ecological conversion, transforming our lifestyles and calling for bold public policies.
The papal call to action: “We must therefore encourage and support the ‘ecological conversion’ which has made humanity more sensitive to the catastrophe to which it has been heading” (St John Paul II).
GCCM’s goal: to enable an ecological conversion of the Catholic faithful, a “change of heart” that can motivate an integral ecology and a more passionate concern for God’s creation.
The papal call to action: “Humanity is called to recognize the need for changes of lifestyle, production and consumption, in order to combat this warming” and “highly polluting fossil fuels need to be progressively replaced without delay.” (Pope Francis, LS 23, 165).
GCCM’s goal: to help the Catholic family lead by example and dramatically shrink its collective carbon footprint.
Public Sphere Dimension
The papal call to action: “The Church has a responsibility towards creation and she must assert this responsibility in the public sphere… She must above all protect mankind from self-destruction.” (Pope Benedict XVI, Caritas in Veritate 51)
GCCM’s goal: to raise a loud and prophetic voice critiquing the “unlimited growth” paradigm and calling for bold policies to advance 100% renewable energy.
For more information, please contact Fran Ludwig at BostonCatholicClimate [at] gmail.org