“Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd joins with other Congregations in this initiative to create awareness of the climate change conference taking place in Paris in December 2015 and to take action on a daily basis between now and December. Integrate personal and community action with prayer on behalf of the planet, sustainability and people.
There are many suggestions in the ‘Pause for Peace’ with the invitation to become an artisan of the revolution of tenderness … in the face of global inequality. The threats are interrelated, our awareness and actions are also interrelated and bring change.”
Excerpt: “During the 2013 World Youth Day celebrations in Brazil, Pope Francis called the world to greater solidarity:
‘I would like to make an appeal to those in possession of greater resources, to public authorities and to all people of good will who are working for social justice: never tire of working for a more just world, marked by greater solidarity… The culture of selfishness and individualism that often prevails in our society is not what builds up and leads to a more habitable world: it is the culture of solidarity that does so, seeing others not as rivals or statistics, but brothers and sisters.’ (Quoted by Cardinal Turkson, Annual Lenten Lecture 2015,delivered at Trocaire in Ireland, March 5, 2015. Unofficial translation)
When world leaders gathered for the Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) in Lima, Peru, in December 2014, there was consensus that climate change is a danger to the planet and to the community of all life. As people of faith who are committed to solidarity and the common good, we are called to respond both individually and communally to the question:
What can we do? What can I do?
These questions, which are deeply engraved in our hearts, are about how we, as communities and individuals, can contribute to mitigate and/or adapt to climate change.
You can also link with the Good Shepherd Position Paper on Ecology CLICK HERE