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JUSTICIA SOCIAL

Our mission statement is:

In accordance with the teachings of Jesus, we will act as both catalyst and a participant, to help build a just society that reflects the Kingdom of God.

Our email is sjdsocialjustice@gmail.com - reach out to get involved or get more information!

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The Letter -  Share the film with friends and family

The Pope, the Environmental Crisis, and Frontline Leaders | The Letter: Laudato Si Film

 

People of The Letter - Read the biographies of the people featured in The Letter and how you can support their work and their communities.

https://www.theletterfilm.org/the-protagonists/

 

Laudato Si' - The Encyclical letter written by Pope Francis on care for our common home.

https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html

 

10 week Laudato Si' reading plan:

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Christianity and Ecology - Read about how Christians understand their responsibility to creation.  Note the links to various views including Catholic views in the 'Examples of Christian Ecology in Action' section.

https://interfaithsustain.com/christian-ecology/

 

Join a group for young people. A movement focused on the needs and gifts of young people can be a wonderful way to continue taking action over the long term. Laudato Si’ Generation and other programs offer tailored resources and connections with people around the world.

https://laudatosigeneration.org/

 

Do an Ignatian ecological examen to pray, reflect, and to guide us in our call to care for creation and the most vulnerable.

https://www.ecologicalexamen.org/

 

Catholic Statements on Ecology and Care for Creation

Pope Paul VI, 1970

The progressive deterioration of that which has generally come to be called the environment, risks provoking a veritable ecological catastrophe. Already we see the pollution of the air we breathe, the water we drink. We see the pollution of rivers, lakes, even oceans–to the point of inspiring fear of a true «biological  death» in the near future, if energetic measures are not immediately and courageously taken and rigorously put into practice. . . . In brief, everything is bound up together. You must be attentive to the great consequences which follow on every intervention by man in the balance of nature, whose harmonious richness has been placed at his disposal in accordance with the living design of the Creator. (Cf., for example, Ps. 64: 10-14).

 

Pope Paul VI, 1971

Man is suddenly becoming aware that by an ill-considered exploitation of nature he risks destroying it and becoming in his turn the victim of this degradation. . . . This is a wide-ranging social problem which concerns the entire human family. (Octogesima Adveniens, 21)

 

Pope John Paul II, 1990

Christians, in particular, realize that their responsibility within creation and their duty towards nature and the Creator are an essential part of their faith. (World Day of Peace Message, 15) The most profound and serious indication of the moral implications underlying the ecological problem is the lack of respect for life evident in many of the patterns of environmental pollution. (World Day of Peace Message, 7)

 

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Our Creed begins with the creation of heaven and earth, for creation is the beginning and the foundation of all God's works. (198) The right to private property, acquired or received in a just way, does not do away with the original gift of the earth to the whole of mankind. The universal destination of goods remains  primordial, even if the promotion of the common good requires respect for the right to private property and its exercise. (2403)

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