Laudato 'si Resources and Links

18/01/2016 1:31 pm

Mount Nebo, Jordan

The Society of St Columban has collated some excellent resources on Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato si' for parishes and schools.

Texts and Books
Laudato Si’ by Pope Francis
On Care for Our Common Home Laudato Si’: The Encyclical of Pope Francis on the Environment with commentary by Fr Sean McDonagh

Living Lightly on the Earth: Christian Stewardship of the Environment
by Sean McDonagh

Books by Fr Sean McDonagh – particularly, To Care for the Earth and The Death of life: Extinction is Forever
The work of Fr Thomas Berry can be found on this site.
The Emergent Christ – Exploring the Meaning of Catholic in an Evolutionary Universe
by IIia Delio


Livesimply parish award
Global Catholic Climate Movement (and Petition)
Eco-schools – getting started

Eco schools Scotland


Laudato Si’ – Columban Study and Action Guide
Resources on environmental issues and faith from Green Christian
Cafod Primary schools resources on Climate, Food, Water, Peace, Global goals and Laudato Si – Care for Our Common Home
Cafod Secondary schools resources on Climate, Food, Water, Peace, Global goals and Laudato Si – Care for Our Common Home
CAFOD Climate Change animation for secondary and youth
Trocaire Education resources on Climate Change, Climate Justice
Christian Aid Resources for teachers and youth leaders

Ecumenical Service for 1 Sept – Day of Prayer for Creation
Liturgy resources from the European Christian Ecology Network
Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI)
Creation Time (1 Sept – 4 Oct) resources
Eco-congregation Scotland – Creation Time resources
A Heart for Creation – Worship Resources and Reflections on the Environment by Chris Polhill
(Wild Goose publications of the Iona Community)
Our Earth, Our Home – Green Assemblies for Key Stage 1-2 by Ellen Teague
Operation Noah resources for children and young people
Be Revolutionary: A CAFOD Confirmation resource

Web / AVs
Video – 10 Things to know about Laudato Si’
Video – Quotes from Laudato Si’
Video – Vatican video introducing Laudato Si’
Laudato Si’ and Climate video resources from Trocaire

Conflict and Climate Change
Stations of the Rainforests
Columban missionaries

Resource People

National Justice and Peace Network – Diocesan contacts: and resources at:

CAFOD Schools Team
@cafodschools on twitter or email

James Trewby, Columban JPIC

Young People's Awards
Million Minutes - Nominations are invited for the 2016 Barbara Ward Award – Caring for the environment
(Award ceremony on 19 July 2016 in London.)