Christians around the world celebrate the Season of Creation in a rich variety of ways. Anglicans call their observance Creationtide, and this year it extends from Sunday, September 8 to Sunday, October 13.
After the hottest July on record, it’s time to fight back against climate change as we care and give thanks for the world God has made.
In the Amazon, powerful financial and criminal interests will stop at nothing to illegally extract resources such as timber and gold from protected lands. Mauro Pío Peña, an Asháninka leader from a jungle community in Peru, paid for this ruthlessness with his life.
The Laudato Si’ Circle in Prague recently joined the the Climate Camp which is taking place in the Czech Republic. It is a week-long gathering of climate and environmental activists and is at present culminating in three days of direct action including acts of peaceful civil disobedience, in particular a blockade of one of the dirtiest coal power plants in this country.
Katie, a Laudato Si’ Circle leader in Arizona, United States, has created a Powerpoint presentation about how to start a Laudato Si’ Circle.
Barbara just helped start a Laudato Si’ Circle in Boston, United States. The group is reading Laudato Si’ together in preparation for celebrating Season of Creation in September. See her description of their meetings which includes time outside communing with creation and then reflecting in pairs.