Laudato Si’ - Resources and Petition

Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ – On Care For Our Common Home has garnered a great deal of media attention, from the facetious and humorous through to weighty academic commentary. 

Caritas Australia has launched a new climate justice campaign, Our Common Home. To sign a petition that is part of a Global Catholic Climate Movement that asks world leaders including Prime Minister Tony Abbott to take urgent action on climate change. The hope is that over 1 million signatures will be presented to world leaders at global climate negotiations in December.

Climate change is the single biggest threat to reducing poverty in the world today. It is not just an environmental issue, but a social justice issue that is deeply impacting the communities with whom we work all over the world. To sign the petition and learn more, please visit  - and spread the word!

Following is a selection of resources which may be helpful in your parish or school, discussion group or fraternity or for your personal and prayerful reflection. It is far from an exhaustive list!

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Tracey Edstein

Tracey Edstein is the former editor of Aurora Magazine, the official magazine of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

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