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Laudato Si’ Animators

“Everyone’s talents and involvement are needed”

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Become a Laudato Si’ Animator.
Receive in-depth online training and inspire your community to care for creation.

Laudato Si Animators

Laudato Si Animators are local leaders who strive to live Laudato Si in their own lives while inspiring and activating others their communities to live Laudato Si as well. We need eachother in this journey for a better future. Working together we are building a mass scale movement to address the ecological crisis.

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This course will empower you to bring Laudato Si’ to life:
  • Learn how Laudato Si’ is part of Catholic social teaching to protect human dignity and the common good.
  • Understand the causes of climate change and how it affects “the least of these”.
  • See your deep connections to this crisis–and to the movement that’s solving it.
  • Practice leadership in your community and reflect on your growth together.
  • Connect to your faith and the values we hold dear.
  • Dedicate yourself to a lifelong journey of ecological conversion, protecting the our sisters and brothers and the common home we share.
  • If you, your parish, or religious order are able to, please make a donation at www.catholicclimatemovement.global/donate.
  • Please also speak with your Employer’s Human Resources Department (or consult your employee handbook) to see if they will make a donation (i.e. Volunteer grant) in honor of the time you volunteer with GCCM, or if they will match your gift. Many employers offer these types of employee benefits to both current and retired employees, but many employees do not know it’s offered.

Stories

Stories from the Animators

Experiencing a new type of eco-conversion

Experiencing a new type of eco-conversion

Laudato Si’ Animator training left a permanent mark on my life by helping me undergo my ecological conversion, which prompted me to involve my children and other young people in living Laudato Si’.

Experiencing a new type of eco-conversion

Experiencing a new type of eco-conversion

The Laudato Si’ Animators program has helped me widen my view of my relationship with creation, and I am seeing that perhaps I have a larger role to play in caring for creation. Perhaps it is time to pass on my love of creation to others. Perhaps I need to actively share my process of discovery, joy, and gratitude with those who are interested.

How Laudato Si’ changed my life

How Laudato Si’ changed my life

Laudato Si’ has become so important to me. It changed my way of looking at the world because it showed me how much everything is connected and gave me a new hope for the future.

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Centering oneself at a Caribbean Laudato Si’ center

Centering oneself at a Caribbean Laudato Si’ center

Thousands of people on six continents just like Zenna took action – or made plans to take action – earlier this year as they became Laudato Si’ Animators, champions for Catholic action on climate change.

In Brazil, responding to Laudato Si’ as a community

In Brazil, responding to Laudato Si’ as a community

Rodrigo Fadul of Brazil turned his personal reaction to Laudato Si’ into a community response earlier this year. Rodrigo felt moved by Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change and ecology that calls on all people to take action against the climate crisis and care for creation.

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What do
Laudato Si’ Animators do?

Prayer and reflection with nature: Laudato Si’ Walk

Prayer and reflection with nature: Laudato Si’ Walk

Micronesia. Photo by Asian Development Bank. By Lakop Loannis from Micronesia In collaboration with his deacon, I will organize a Laudato Si' Walk through the upper lands of Paies, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. The walk will use two prayers: Lectio Divina...

Eco-conversion: Organizing to bring awareness

Eco-conversion: Organizing to bring awareness

Coming together to care for creation in Brazil By Amauri Henrique Rosina from Brazil Inspired by Laudato Si’, we worked to help Catholic schools join the integral ecological conversion from both a formative and pastoral point of view. This project involves the 18...

Lifestyles: Recycling at home

Lifestyles: Recycling at home

José Siancas from Peru takes care of the environment.By José Siancas from PeruMy mother and all of us at home have become aware of the importance of recycling and taking care of the environment. Through much research and much passion for our common home, we have found...

Advocacy: Organizing to bring awareness

Advocacy: Organizing to bring awareness

Advocating to bring Laudato Si’ to lifeBy Diego Amorim and Débora Diogo from BrazilOn the eve of the Season of Creation opening, we organized the conference “Laudato Sì and Public Sustainability Policies in São Paul.” The conference was attended by the Bishop Pedro...

Become a Laudato Si Animator 

Become a Laudato Si’ Animator. Receive in-depth online training and inspire your community to care for creation.

FAQ

Are Qualifications or experience necessary?
NO! No expertise is needed. People from all backgrounds and walks of life have what it takes to share the message of creation care with their communities. The climate crisis affects all of us, and we’re all needed to solve it.
Course Requirements
The climate crisis is a big challenge, and it requires a big response. This course will prepare you for spiritual growth and transformative community leadership. The course includes weekly readings, videos, participation inn four webinars (or watching recordings), completing homework, writing reflections, and participation in online discussion groups.
How long does the course take?
The webinars will take one hour each, and together with the other activities, the course should take three to four hours each week. There are additional resources for those who wish to be more engaged.
What are the next steps after training?
You’ll work with your community to organize an activity that brings Laudato Si’ to life during the Season of Creation. We are aware that in many countries, physical gatherings are restricted due to the coronavirus pandemic, so we’ll learn about creative ways to take action online.
Will I receive a certificate at the end of the course?
YES! If you have completed all the requirements, you will be issued a certificate of completion, which will be distributed during the online graduation in October.

Questions about the Animators program?