Care for the environment may have slipped a little below the media radar during the pandemic but this does not mean that climate change has been reversed or gone away. Despite the fact that travel has been greatly reduced at this time, summer temperatures in parts of the northern hemisphere have reached record highs this year. Recently Canada’s last remaining ice shelf collapsed.
So what can we do about this?
If you or your church cares about God’s creation you might want to take a look at the free films and leaders notes that are available on the Catholic Faith Exploration website by clicking here. These films have been produced by CaFE on behalf of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales.
“Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential; it is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience. All of us can cooperate as instruments of God for the
care of creation.”
Pope Francis in his encyclical ‘Laudato Si – Care for Our Common Home’, June 2015.
The videos are designed to be shared in Catholic Churches but can be used by any church group concerned about our planet Earth. A practical leaflet produced to accompany the course can be downloaded on this link How to care for our planet Earth
What is CaFE?
Catholic Faith Exploration runs DVD based courses designed to help people explore their faith in a relaxed, cafe-style setting. The idea is that hospitality will enable people to feel welcomed and able to talk about their faith with others. During the pandemic whilst it is not possible to meet physically the films can be downloaded and shared remotely at a cost of £20. You can find out more here.