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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 inspiring 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 motivating others in their communities to bring Laudato Si’ to life as well.

We need each other in this journey for a better future. Working together, we are building a mass scale movement to address the ecological crisis and climate emergency.

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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 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

We never looked back: How Laudato Si’ changed my family

We never looked back: How Laudato Si’ changed my family

My ecological conversion started at the end of 2019 when I began to inform myself about Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’. My experiences encouraged me to see how caring for our common home is fundamental to a more just and equal society. Before that, I had not realized how everything is interconnected.

An ecological conversion… that spans a lifetime

An ecological conversion… that spans a lifetime

The work was hard, but I came to see the connections between the products that I use, fossil fuels, and the face of those harmed by environmental injustice and moral loss. One of my friends said it best, “I will never see the world as I did before.” I feel my fourth conversion coming on… I have become a Laudato Si’ Animator.

A Catholic climate activist, by accident

A Catholic climate activist, by accident

Last month, Kit stepped up her activism by becoming a Laudato Si’ Animator. During the six-week training, she connected with thousands of passionate Catholics around the world and learned about the root causes of the climate crisis, as well as the key themes of Laudato Si’.

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How 57 people across 10 countries delivered Laudato Si’, the audiobook

How 57 people across 10 countries delivered Laudato Si’, the audiobook

During the recent Season of Creation, the Colombia chapter of the Global Catholic Climate Movement had an idea: How can we more broadly share the life-changing message of Laudato Si’, one of integral ecology, caring for our common home, and uniting with our sisters and brothers across the world to work against the climate crisis?

Become an animator

What do
Laudato Si’ Animators do?

Education: Laudato Si’ Schools

Education: Laudato Si’ Schools

photo by Steve Slater / www.wildlifeencounters.euBy Carles Armengol from Barcelona, SpainInspired 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...

Movement building: Taking action through Laudato Si’ Circles

Movement building: Taking action through Laudato Si’ Circles

Air sensor in Mary, Mother of God Parish, PolandBy Małgorzata Zawilska from PolandI work actively in my parish of Mary, Mother of God promoting the message of Laudato Si’, not only by words, but also with actions. After completing the LSA training, I, together with...

Eco-Spirituality: Laudato Si’ Chaplet with the community

Eco-Spirituality: Laudato Si’ Chaplet with the community

Members of the focolare community in PaduaBy Valentina Falcioni of Padua, ItalyThe annual meeting of the community of the focolare movement of Padua took place in August in honor of the feast of Santa Chiara and therefore of the founder of the focolare movement,...

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?

Contact us at [email protected]