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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

Creativity for Christ’s creation: everyone’s talents are needed

Creativity for Christ’s creation: everyone’s talents are needed

Laudato Si’ Animators Arlette Marais and Jane Overmeyer share much more than a friendship. They both belong to St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church Athlone in Cape Town, South Africa, and their commitment to taking care of our common home has spread like wildfire...

Green funerals respect our loved ones and God’s creation

Green funerals respect our loved ones and God’s creation

Green funerals are a way to respect God’s creation while “paying our respects” for those we love. A Laudato Si’ Animator shows us what considerations should be made, as part of a series which encourages more eco-friendly practices in the parish.

The heat is on in Spain!

The heat is on in Spain!

This community in northern Spain is afire as ardent Laudato Si’ Animator Florencia Baldazo and others get ready to celebrate the upcoming Season of Creation. Her story…

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A green oasis in Beirut’s concrete jungle

A green oasis in Beirut’s concrete jungle

A Laudato Si’ Animator from the Sisters of Charity in Lebanon shares her teaching community’s environmental efforts, which aim to raise awareness among young people about the need to care for the earth by helping them to know and love God’s creatures.

Become an animator

What do
Laudato Si’ Animators do?

Creativity for Christ’s creation: everyone’s talents are needed

Creativity for Christ’s creation: everyone’s talents are needed

Laudato Si’ Animators Arlette Marais and Jane Overmeyer share much more than a friendship. They both belong to St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church Athlone in Cape Town, South Africa, and their commitment to taking care of our common home has spread like wildfire...

Green funerals respect our loved ones and God’s creation

Green funerals respect our loved ones and God’s creation

Green funerals are a way to respect God’s creation while “paying our respects” for those we love. A Laudato Si’ Animator shows us what considerations should be made, as part of a series which encourages more eco-friendly practices in the parish.

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]