The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines celebrates the Season of Creation 2021 from September 1 (World day of Prayer for Creation) to the 2nd Sunday of October (Indigenous People Sunday) with the theme, “A Home for all? Renewing the Oikos of God”. “This is an opportune time to reflect and act on the urgency of the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. Science is clear that we are heading towards the irreversible effects of climate emergency and biodiversity loss. Thus we continue to take this opportunity to celebrate the beauty and pain of our world, our connectedness to the natural world, and the ongoing struggle for social justice, enshrined in the CBCP Pastoral Letter of 1988 and affirmed in the latest CBCP Pastoral Letter of 2019, An Urgent Call for Ecological Conversion, Hope in the face of Climate Emergency.”, as written in the letter of Rev. Fr. Antonio Labiao, Jr. Executive Secretary, CBCP ECSAJP/ Caritas Philippines and Convenor of CBCP-Laudato Si Program to Sr. Maria Viri, RVM, President of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP).
Fr. Labiao added that Pope Francis, through the Dicastery of the Promotion of Integral Human Development in collaboration with the Laudato Si Movement launched the Laudato Si Action Platform (LSAP). This is a 7-year journey where all people of goodwill are invited to journey together towards ecological conversion – the vision of Laudato Si. This season of Creation is the opportune time to initiate the process of rolling out in the Philippine Church.
A webinar: “Laudato Si @ Work, Stories of Caring for our Common Home,” for the educational institutions and organizations will be held on September 22, 202i from 2-4 pm. This online webinar aims to inspire the sector to actively engage in the roll-out and implementation of the LSAP. The program has two parts – a talk show and ways forward. During the talk show, Fr. John Christian Young of Saturnino Urios University; Sr. Ashwena Apao, SSC of Midsalip Suba’Anen Ministry and Mr. Renante Salimbao of DepEd, Dasmarinas will be the speakers while Fr. Rey Raluto of St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, Malaybalay Diocese and Carlo Garcia, Ph.D. of Miriam College will be the speakers for the second part. Registered Participants could join at the zoom account. while others may join at the following facebook accounts: facebook.com/CBCPLaudatoSi and facebook.com/laudatosimovement.pilipinas.
pre-register at: https://tinyurl.com/LSatWork.