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Eco-Bites May 2020
Five years of Laudato Si'

 
On 24 May, we celebrate five years of Laudato Si' which has placed the environment centre stage in the life of the church. It has also declared that justice for those on the margins to be part of that same struggle. Laudato Si'  has placed the church at the heart of the wider global struggle to protect our common home.
Photo: Biocologie.com
EcoJesuit call - 'Action for the oikos'
Manila, May 2020
EcoJesuit,  of which JESC is a member, has marked this year's Earth Day with a 20 minute video - 'Urgent Action on the Oikos.'   This inspiring video shows the centrality of indigenous peoples to the challenge we face and gives an overview of the EcoJesuit network. This is great viewing for Laudato Si' Week. 
 
 
Photo: catholicclimatecovenant.org/program/earth-day
Laudato Si' Week website
Rome, May 2020
Thecoming days leading up to 24 May provide an opportunity to stop and reflect  as we approach the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si'. The Laudato Si' Week website has a message from Pope Francis and offers online retreats, workshops, and training.
Casa  Velha  Ecology and Spirituality Centre, Portugal..
Photo: CAFOD.
Drawing Laudato Si'
Brussels, March 2020

For the artistically inclined, you are invited to pick up a pencil or marker and......  read all about it in Drawing Laudato Si'.
 
Photo: IMF Photo/Cory Hancock
'A green recovery,' says IMF chief
Washington, D.C. May 2019
"If our world is to come out of this crisis more resilient", says IMF chief, Kristalina Georgieva; "we must do everything in our power to make it a green recovery.” 100 governments have applied to the Fund for emergency funding.
Photo: IMF Photo/Cory Hancock
Great, but not always right
Eco-Bites, May, 2020
On 22 April Pope Francis celebrated the 50th Earth Day, which was first celebrated in 1970. He reflected on the human and Christian responsibility to care for the Earth, humanity’s common home, but he also said something which Eco-Bites editor cannot agree on.
Photo: CNS photo/Vatican Media
ELSi'A - the European Laudato Si' Alliance invites you all to Laudato Si' Reflection Day Webinar on 28 May.  Please register by 22 May
''On the day of the Ascension, (..) He became part of the cosmos as we are''
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