During the Season of Creation, we join our sisters and brothers in the ecumenical family in prayer and action for our common home.
1 September was proclaimed as a day of prayer for the environment by the late Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios I in 1989. The Orthodox church year starts that day with a commemoration of how God created the world. On 4 October, Roman Catholics and other churches from the Western traditions commemorate Francis of Assisi, known to many as the author of the Canticle of the Creatures.
This year, amid crises that have shaken our world, we are awakened to the urgent need to heal our relationships with creation and each other. During the season this year, we enter a time of restoration and hope, a jubilee for our Earth, that requires radically new ways of living with creation.
The Season of Creation is supported by the ACT Alliance, Anglican Communion, A Rocha, Christian Aid, European Christian Environmental Network, Global Catholic Climate Movement, Lausanne/WEA Creation Care Network, Lutheran World Federation, World Communion of Reformed Churches, and World Council of Churches.
The Season of Creation unites the world’s 2.2 billion Christians around one shared purpose. With so much injustice all around us, now is the time for Christians everywhere to come together and show the world how to love each other and creation.
There are number of resources and online events you can access this September. For more information visit the following sites.
Catholic Earthcare Australia Events
Convocation opening prayer and reflection- 10am September 1
Session 1. Being in relationship with our Mother Earth-11am September 3
Session 2. In relationship with God through formation of our heart- 2pm September 3
Session 3. A global faith perspective that cares for our common home- 11am September 8
Session 4. Our relationship with financial, economic & political issues 1/2- 2pm September 8
Session 5. Investment that cares for our common home – 11am September 10
Session 6. Our relationship with financial, economic & political issues 2/2- 11am September 15
Session 7. Relationships that call for an ecological vocation- 11am September 23
Session 8. International youth conversation- 4pm September 29
Convocation closing prayer and reflection- 10am September 30