Leaders’ Guide

A how-to guide for leaders presenting the Global Healing films with downloads, further resources and optional extra events.

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How to present a Global Healing event

Global Healing is designed primarily to be presented and discussed in parishes or small groups – although individuals will benefit too.

An event should ideally begin with an ‘international shared supper’ hosted by the different cultures in the parish. It would be a very positive statement if the ingredients of the meal were as ecologically friendly as possible.

Main Film Resource

After the supper, or lunch, a three-part film is screened. At the end of the first two parts, there are on screen questions for discussion. The film needs to be paused at this point.

The third part could finish with a prayer from the Pope’s encyclical on the environment – Laudato si’.

Additional Events

Parishes and groups may wish to extend the Global Healing experience into a short course. This can be done by accessing some additional resources…

Practical Responses

There are two optional additional events. We have a film offering practical responses to the main Global Healing film to help you consider and plan next steps. Again this is divided into parts – four including the introduction. 

Before The Flood

You can also organise a screening of a National Geographic film featuring actor Leonardo DiCaprio called Before The Flood. DiCaprio embarks on a journey, as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, travelling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand.

A Typical Event

There are many opportunities for further reflection practical response that should be highlighted at the event. A typical evening Global Healing event could look like this:

7:30pm (50 minutes)
Shared supper

8:20pm (25 minutes)
Show ‘Part One: Our Common Home’ with group discussion

8:45pm (30 minutes)
Show ‘Part Two: A Deeper Conversion’ with discussion

Show ‘Part Three: A New Spirit’ including Laudato ‘si prayer