Caring for Creation
Scarboro Missions’ Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Office (JPIC) Education Program called Caring for Creation invited young people and adults to deepen their faith while focusing on caring for creation and caring for vulnerable peoples. In his encyclical, Laudato Si’, On Care for Our Common Home, Pope Francis reminds us that the earth is our common home and that it is our responsibility to care for it. He calls us to a personal change of heart and a collective transformation that responds to “both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.”
Caring for Our Common Home
The JPIC offered a five part workshop series, Caring for Our Common Home, exploring Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’, On Care for Our Common Home. He reminds us that the Earth is our common home and that it is the responsibility of all people to care for it. Pope Francis is calling us to a personal change of heart and a collective transformation that responds to “both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.”
In February 2018 Karen Van Loon, coordinator of the JPIC Office since 1999, began work with Faith & the Common Good (FCG) coordinating their new program, Cultivating Care for Our Common Home for Catholic parishes or groups in Toronto who would like to explore and respond more deeply to Pope Francis’ call to care for our common home. She may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Integrity of Creation
Foster a new faith understanding of the integrity of creation and humanity’s relationship with it.
One Crisis: Cry of the Earth & Cry of the Poor. What is it Happening?
Understand the various symptoms and manifestations of the environmental and social crisis facing our common home.
One Crisis: Cry of the Earth & Cry of the Poor. Why is it Happening?
Explore ethical, cultural, and spiritual roots of the environmental and social crisis facing our common home.
Social Justice and Ecological Justice
Understand the principles of Catholic Social Teaching and their connection to social and ecological justice with a particular emphasis on Laudato Si’.
We Are a New Creation
Discover our Christian vocation to care for creation and vulnerable peoples as well as explore ways of living contemplatively, simply, and prophetically.