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Laudato Si' inspires high school students to follow Pope Francis. Developed by the Carmelite NGO, this comprehensive Curriculum is available to ALL to download or in hard copies. Check out Laudato Si' Study Guides for college classes and adult groups. 

 

Introducing Curriculum on Laudato Si', Based on Pope Francis' Earth-Care 
Encyclical. Laudato Si' is for all.
 
Download the Curriculum
 
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Contact us about the Curriculum and Study Guides in Spanish

Get a brochure on the Curriculum on Laudato Si'.

Carmelite NGO House of Mercy 

Honored For Serving Abuse Victims

 

Aug. 29, 2022--In addition to protecting the environment, the Carmelite NGO works around the world to help victims of human trafficking and child abuse.

One of the missions helping these victims is House of Mercy in Indonesia, which was recently honored by the city government of Pontianak for protecting children against abuse.  

House of Mercy is a safe place for young victims to shelter and receive food, education and guidance.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the photo above are young people living at Mercy House, which also serves youth from poor neighborhoods.  

Below, Sister Magdalena Paula, SKYB, (Carmelite Sisters in Pontianak, Indonesia) receives the award from a city official.  

 
COP26:  

Laudato Si' Was There

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Laudato Si' movement was well-represented at the COP26 international environmental conference in Glasgow in fall 2021.

 

Fr. Eduardo Scarel, O.Carm., was an integral part of COP 26.  Read his perspectives here

 

 

 

President Biden Responds To Local Concerns About Rising Seas

Sr. Jane Remson, O.Carm., of the Carmelite NGO wrote the president about rising seas in Louisiana.  

 

Read his response.  


 

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The Rising Seas: A Global Challenge

The Rising Seas: A Global Challenge

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Rising Seas and Land Loss

Produced by the Carmelite NGO, The Rising Seas is an educational video about the economic effects of land loss in Louisiana--and around the world. The Rising Seas is designed for students and everyone else interested in care of creation.

 

Check out the video below on Curriculum on Laudato Si' and learn about how it can work in your school to reach today's youth.   

What Can You Do To Promote Healthy Oceans?

 

Each person can help. Here are ideas from the Ocean Conservancy.

.  Volunteer for the International Coastal Cleanup to remove trash from beaches. This also allows you to be a citizen-scientist and collect data that keep trash out of our oceans in the first place.

 

.  Download Clean Swell Smartphone App.  Track litter you collect along beaches, waterways and parks.  

 

.  Reuse.  More than 60% of litter collected at these cleanups are disposable items. 

 

.  Reduce your carbon "finprint."  Oceans are on the front lines of climate change, absorbing half the carbon dioxide we pump into the atmosphere.

 

.  Prevent contaminated runoff.  No matter where you live, the ocean is downstream.  Don't use chemical fertilizers and pesticides or harmful driveway cleaning products.

 

.  Vote Green.  Urge your elected representatives to support ocean-friendly policies to protect our oceans.  

 

Check out facebook.com/oceanconservancy and twitter.com/OurOcean.

 
How Much Plastic Actually Gets Recycled?  
Not Enough, Says Science News
Read this important news story from Science News:  Chemists are reimagining recycling to keep plastics out of landfills.

 

 

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TEACHER TRAINING

Take Home Lessons In Laudato Si'

 

Teachers from throughout the country came to Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson, AZ, to learn about using the Laudato Si' 

curriculum.  Read more.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pope Francis Offers New Creation Care Message

 

Three Steps To Fight Climate Change

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This address was filmed at the Vatican and first shown at TED Countdown Global Launch, October 2020

Hello! We are living during a historic moment, marked by difficult challenges, as we all know. The world is shaken by the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which highlights another global challenge: the socio-environmental crisis. 

 

And this requires us, all of us, to face a choice. The choice between what matters, and what doesn’t. The choice between continuing to ignore the suffering of the poorest and to abuse our common home, our planet, or engaging at every level to transform the way we act. 

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Laudato Si' Goes
To Teaching Conference
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Kate McGarey-Vasey led two sessions on Laudato Si' Curriculum at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Office of Catholic Schools annual Administrators Conference in Biloxi, MS.  McGarey-Vasey, faculty member, Salpointe Catholic High School, Tucson, AZ, where the Curriculum was developed, helped other educators understand how Salpointe is using the Laudato Si' lessons and how they are sparking earth-care change at her school.
UN Environment Assembly
Delivers Hopeful Message

 

The Carmelite NGO was represented at the fifth annual United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5), held the first week of March 2021 virtually from Nairobi, Kenya.  Dennis Kolb, PhD, the NGO’s Chief Administrative Officer, reports that the gathering addressed the triple crises of climate change, biodiversity loss/destruction of nature, and pollution/waste. Read more from the Carmelite NGO.  

 

UNEA presented a fairly optimistic message that change is coming even in the face of these severe global environmental threats. 

 

Check out this webinar held before the assembly,  “Environmental Successes, Crossroads, and Turning Points: Reflections on UNEP at Fifty.”   The United Nations Environment Programme began in 1972, as a creation of the first world conference on the environment in Stockholm.  

To learn more about the Assembly, view the outcomes of UNEA-5, watch the concluding press conference and read about the Faith for Earth Initiative of the United Nations

 

What Does Laudato Si' Mean?

 

"Praise be to you."

Pope Francis chose this title for his environmental Encyclical "Care For Our Common Home." Laudato Si' is also from the text of Canticle of the Sun, St. Francis of Assisi's 13th century poem of praise.

  "How can we help make their education a sign of greater responsibility in the face of today's

 problems?"

 

Pope Francis

 

 

 

Pope's Climatologist Talks 

Faith and Climate Change 

On Successful U.S. Tour

 

Download slides from Fr. Eduardo's lecture

Fr. Eduardo Scarel, O.Carm., an internationally respected climatologist who worked with Pope Francis on his Laudato Si' Encyclical, completed a successful U.S. tour, speaking in multiple cities to diverse audiences.

In New Orleans, Fr. Eduardo gave a lecture at Notre Dame Seminary: "Environmental Justice Through the Lens of Laudato Sí': Caring for our Common Home."  

 

He also made stops in Buffalo, NY, Chicago, Tucson, AZ, and El Paso, TX. where he lectured in English and Spanish.   

Below:  Fr. Eduardo Scarel, center, spoke in New Orleans to St. Mary's Dominican High School students.  From left, Sr. Jane Remson, O,Carm., Carmelite NGO;  Jill Cabes, Vice President of Dominican Catholic Identity; and Matthew Foss, Dominican Science Department Chair. 

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