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Global Catholic Climate Movement
4 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Laudato Si': When did Pope Francis write the encyclical?
When did Pope Francis write Laudato Si': 24 May or 18 June? We explore the two dates and why both are important to celebrate. Story: https://catholicclimatemovement.global/laudato-si-when-did-pope-francis-write-the-encyclical-en-news/
74 minutes | May 19, 2021
Divestment: Catholics' moral imperative
During a Laudato Si' Dialogue on divestment, energy, and fossil fuels, cardinals, Vatican priests, bishops, New York Times best-selling authors, and organizational leaders share how Catholics have a moral imperative to divest from fossil fuels, and how all of us are called to bring up divestment to Church leaders everywhere. More on Laudato Si' Week 2021: LaudatoSiWeek.org. Speakers Rev. Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam, Head of the Vatican's Ecology and Creation Office Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, President of the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) Bill McKibben, New York Times best-selling author and co-founder of 350.org Reabetswe Tloubatla, Denis Hurley Peace Institute/SACBC Clare Fussell, Environmental Officer at the Diocese of Bristol, England Bishop Brendan Leahy, Diocese of Limerick, Ireland
32 minutes | May 13, 2021
Previewing Laudato Si' Week 2021
Pope Francis invites all Catholics to participate in Laudato Si' Week 2021, the crowning event of the Laudato Si' Special Anniversary Year to take place 16-25 May. Tomás Insua, co-founder and executive director of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, and Anna Wagner, GCCM's director of network engagement, join the podcast to talk about all things Laudato Si' Week 2021 and how you can bring the celebration to your community by organizing an event. For more information, go to LaudatoSiWeek.org. Laudato Si’ Week 2021 is sponsored by the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and facilitated by the Global Catholic Climate Movement in collaboration with RENOVA+, Caritas Internationalis, CIDSE, International Union Superiors General, Union of Superiors General, Society of Jesus, the General office for justice, peace and integrity of creation from the Order from the Franciscan Friars, and in partnership with dozens of Catholic partners.
39 minutes | May 4, 2021
Laudato Si' Ministries with Kayla Jacobs
Kayla Jacobs is the Director of Programs for Laudato Si' Ministries in Joliet, Illinois, USA. In 2019, the Diocese of Joliet became the first in the U.S. to establish such a ministry. Jacobs talks about how the change has amplified her work, what it took to create such a ministry, and why every diocese in the world should strive to transform their community with Laudato Si' Ministries. More from GCCM: https://catholicclimatemovement.global/updates From Diocese of Joliet: https://laudatosidoj.com/
27 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Season of Creation leader: ‘God is the perfect scientist’
Decades ago, Dr. Louk Andrianos didn’t picture himself serving as a consultant on the Care for Creation, Sustainability and Climate Justice for the World Council of Churches, a key Season of Creation partner. But the Season of Creation Steering Committee member has found a way to blend both his faith and the sciences to help Christians around the world care for creation. In the podcast, Dr. Andrianos talks about how he feels God is calling him to do this work, how faith and science can work well together, and why he's particularly excited about this year's ecumenical Season of Creation, the annual celebration of prayer and action for our common home. Season of Creation: seasonofcreation.org
48 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
Cardinal Turkson, Jane Goodall on biodiversity ahead of COP 15
Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect for the Vatican's Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, and Dr. Jane Goodall, the renowned scientist and UN Messenger of Peace, talk about the need for Catholics and all people to tackle the biodiversity crisis ahead of COP 15. The webinar was put on by the Vatican's Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and the Vatican COVID-19 Commission, in collaboration with numerous partners. Laudato Si' Week: laudatosiweek.org Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development: https://www.humandevelopment.va/en.html
26 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Laudato Si' is the blueprint in South Sudan
Father Tim Galvin, a St. Patrick's Missionary Society priest, used to not worry about God's creation and caring for our common home. But the worsening climate crisis made him want to learn more. Now he and the people of Riwoto, South Sudan, are showing the world how to bring Pope Francis' encyclical letter Laudato Si' to life. Read and watch more about Father Tim Galvin's story: https://laudatosianimators.org/2021/03/25/laudato-si-is-the-blueprint-in-south-sudan-how-pope-francis-encyclical-inspires-care-for-creation-en-news/
25 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Durante la reciente Cuaresma Laudato Si’, este movimiento junto a nuestros socios de todo el mundo realizó las Estaciones del Via Crucis en vivo online. Esperamos que este Via Crucis online te ayude a ti y a tu comunidad a conectar la Pasión de Cristo con el clamor de la tierra y el clamor de los pobres a lo largo de todo el año.
43 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Laudato Si' Dialogue: Environmental defenders around the world
In this Laudato Si' Dialogue, Father Xavier Jeyaraj, SJ, director of the Jesuit Social Justice and Ecology secretariat in Rome, and Melvin Purzuelo of the Philippine Misereor Partnership discuss their personal experiences with environmental defenders and how regular people can help advocate for them around the world.
30 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
How to talk about the climate crisis in Poland
How should you talk about the climate crisis? With only facts, or by merging the scientific facts and people's values and motivations? Bernadeta Golebiowska of Poland talks about the difficult and courageous conversations she's had with people throughout her country about the climate crisis and what she's learned from those experiences. “We cannot talk only about facts. From my point of view, it's more important to talk about values, to talk about motivation, to show people what is God's vision of creation."
30 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
Dan Misleh of the Catholic Climate Covenant
Dan Misleh was all set to study business and spend a lifetime in the secular world, until a college course about Catholic Social Teaching at Xavier University in the U.S. changed his life. Decades later, Misleh has spent his career working for social justice. He now serves as the founding executive director of the Catholic Climate Covenant. Misleh talks about how one of his sons opened his eyes to the need to care for creation, why the organization’s tagline has always been about more than just caring for the environment, how he stopped feeling depressed about the climate crisis, and the one thing people can do to better understand the climate emergency.
32 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
‘Turn Around’: How Pope Francis, Greta Thunberg inspired Gen Verde’s new song about caring for creation
Nancy Uelmen didn’t want to write another doom and gloom song about the climate crisis. Instead, the music director of Gen Verde wanted to help inspire our sisters and brothers around the world to realize that it’s not too late to change our ways and care for our common home. The result is the group’s new song, “Turn Around,” a hopeful and inspiring take on how all of us can unite and care for our common home. In the podcast, Nancy shares how Laudato Si', Pope Francis, and inspiring young people all over the world, including Greta Thunberg, motivated her to write the moving song. Watch the music video for "Turn Around": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKGyU_gxbEU&ab_channel=GenVerde Learn more about Gen Verde: https://www.genverde.it/index/
31 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
How faith organizations are leading the effort to care for creation
Ahead of COP26, faith institutions worldwide are leading the way and showing the world that now is the time to commit to meaningful, long-term action for our common home. Dozens of faith institutions representing hundreds of millions of faithful have joined the new “Faith Long-Term Plans” initiative organized by FaithInvest, the International Network for Conservation and Religion, and the World Wildlife Fund’s Beliefs and Values Program. Dr. Lorna Gold, Director of Movement Building for FaithInvest and the Acting Chair for the Global Catholic Climate Movement Board of Directors, and Pippa Arnold, Events Organizer at FaithInvest, talk about the initiative and why they're expecting dozens more organizations to join the effort this year. “In the Catholic tradition, certainly Pope Francis has really awakened us through Laudato Si’ to that responsibility,” Gold said.
61 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Launching the 2021 Season of Creation
With an eye on the 2021 Season of Creation, high-level Christian leaders from around the world share how the world's 2.3 billion Christians can work together to have a home for all, and how creation care unites Christians everywhere. Guests Rev. Dr. Chad Rimmer, Executive for Theology, relating to Ecotheology at the Lutheran World Federation Fr. Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam, Coordinator of the Sector of Ecology and Creation at the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development Dr. Louk Andrianos, Consultant on the Care for Creation, Sustainability and Climate Justice at World Council of Churches Richard Murray, Vice-Chair of Eco-Congregation Scotland and a lay reader in the Scottish Episcopal Church, Aberdeen & Orkney Diocese Moderated by Amy Woolam Echeverria, International Coordinator of Justice, Peace, and Ecology for Columban Missionaries Go to seasonofcreation.org to learn more about the Season of Creation, and visit catholicclimatemovement.global/blog to learn more about this episode.
35 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
Remembering the Global Catholic Climate Movement's beginnings with Amy Echeverria
Six years ago this month, 17 organizations and 12 leaders from all continents came together to form the Global Catholic Climate Movement. Since then, with Laudato Si' as their guide, hundreds of thousands of Catholics and Christians have realized that their faith calls them to care for God's creation. GCCM's founding Board President Amy Echeverria shares her memories from this movement's beginnings, the moments that have stood out, and why places stick with her. GCCM's story: https://catholicclimatemovement.global/our-story/ More about Amy: https://www.catholicwomenpreach.org/preacher/amy-woolam-echeverria Climate Pilgrimage: http://climatepilgrimage.com/
26 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
How to create hope in 2021 with GCCM's Br. Benedict Ayodi
It's not easy to be hopeful all the time, but as Catholics and Christians we are called to create hope through our lives and our actions. Br. Benedict Ayodi, GCCM Programs Manager for Africa, talks about why we should be hopeful and how we all can create hope in our lives during 2021 and beyond.Read Br. Benedict's moving essay on maintaining hope during the COVID-19 pandemic that has been read by tens of thousands of people: https://catholicclimatemovement.global/a-message-of-hope-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/Watch Br. Benedict's Advent retreat reflection: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=392658521981414&ref=watch_permalinkListen to an earlier podcast episode about Br. Benedict's faith journey: https://catholicclimatemovement.podbean.com/e/running-from-lions-with-gccm-africas-benedict-ayodi/
29 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
Pope Francis' Laudato Si' 'shows the interconnection of it all'
Suzi Moreira of Brazil was studying theology as an undergraduate student when Pope Francis helped clarify her career path by releasing Laudato Si'. On the podcast, Moreira talks about growing up with a Franciscan spirituality, how Laudato Si' affected her, and why the body is the backbone of theology in Latin America.
44 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
'The Green Bishop': Bishop Allwyn D'Silva's long ecological conversion
Bishop Allwyn D'Silva is sometimes referred to as the "green bishop" by his friends and colleagues. But his ecological conversion took years and largely happened because of his friends and peers.In 2017, Pope Francis appointed Bishop D'Silva to become the Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Bombay, India (now called Mumbai). Bishop D'Silva is the former Executive Secretary of the Climate Change desk at the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC).
32 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
Ariana Díaz Acuña, Costa Rica theologian, on connecting the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor
Ariana Díaz Acuña, a Costa Rican theologian and former deputy director of the Laudato Si' Observatory at the Catholic University of Costa Rica, shares the story of her faith journey, including the many times she has worked in the Amazon and how those experiences have had a lasting effect on her.“They were always praying for water. I was like, ‘Why are they praying for water? I can’t understand this.’ Then I began to realize that they really need water to live and for the fruits of the Earth to come."
6 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
Meditate with creation: Listen. Linger. Love.
GCCM Associate Director Christina Leaño leads this guided meditation to help you more deeply connect with God and creation. The November 2020 Team Retreat Day guide can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pb0O_3NoOEByt25fs06NAGQ8ARdFmFkikWUKiNBpPLo/edit
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