About the Laudato Si’ Action Platform

The Laudato Si’ Action Platform is a unique collaboration between the Vatican, an international coalition of Catholic organizations, and “all men and women of good will.” (LS 3) Taking a truly ground-up approach, it is rooted in the strengths and realities of communities around the world, empowering all to take “decisive action, here and now” as we journey towards a better future together. (LS 161)

Action is urgently needed. Our Creator called the human family to be the steward of creation, but we have neglected that call. Our hotter, dirtier, deader planet is driving up the risk of suffering. The most vulnerable suffer above all.

At this kairos moment, we are responding to the call for healing in our relationships with God, our neighbors, and the Earth itself. Through the Laudato Si’ Action Platform, we are walking the “path to renewal” together (LS 202).

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Elements of the Laudato Si' Action Platform

The Laudato Si’ Action Platform will be launched in stages throughout 2021 and 2022. More information about the timeline is available here. At its completion, the platform will comprise three elements: Laudato Si’ Planning Guides to map your journey, practical guidance on ways to take action, and resources to develop trusted communities of practice.

Laudato Si’ Plans

As we delve into this Laudato Si’ journey, the effects of our encounter with Jesus become evident in our relationship with the world around us. (LS 217) Laudato Si’ Plans support your community’s journey to integral ecology.

The platform offers:

  • Laudato Si’ Planning Guides, which your institution, community, or family can use to discern and implement your response to Laudato Si’
  • A process-oriented approach that responds to the charism of your institution, community, or family
  • Guidance on actions that help build a better future through the Laudato Si’ Goals
  • Recognition of your progress

Practical Guidance

The Creator of all calls us to practice a new way of living, one that is “good, true and beautiful.” (LS 205) We commit to take action together because it is “urgent and necessary.” (LS 57)

The platform offers:

  • A library of resources to provide practical, concrete guidance on ways to take action
  • Webinars on actions and events

Community

This road will challenge us, and the ideas and support of our sisters and brothers in Christ will strengthen us along the way. “We were made for love,” and deeper relationships will nourish us wherever the Holy Spirit leads. (LS 58)

The platform offers:

  • Resources to strengthen your community
  • Ways to connect directly with other participants
  • Inspiring stories of people who are taking action

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Frequently asked questions

The Laudato Si’ Action Platform offers comprehensive support as your institution, community, or family journeys towards integral ecology. This section provides logistical information and an explanation of common terms.

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“there is reason to hope that humanity at the dawn of the twenty-first century will be remembered for having generously shouldered its grave responsibilities.” (LS 165)

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