Leaders’ Guide

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

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Presenting a Global Healing or Global Caring event

Both Global Healing and Global Caring are 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.

Global Healing Films

Global Caring Films

With regard to the main Global Healing film, at the end of the first two parts there are on screen questions for discussion. The film needs to be paused at these points.

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 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 Global Healing or Global Caring evening event could look like this:

7:30pm (50 minutes)
Shared supper

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

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

Show ‘Part Three’ including Laudato ‘si prayer