By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager
This week’s “Embracing Faith” article will focus on Embracing Faith through Advocacy.
“Behold, your God belong heaven and the highest heavens, the earth and all that is in it.”
May 16th – 24th is Laudato Si’ Week, a weeklong event to celebrate the anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical, “Laudato Si’: On Care For Our Common Home” and “help Catholics rejoice in the progress they had made in bringing Laudato Si’ to life and caring for creation.” (1)
This year, organizers of Laudato Si’ Week hope that this weeklong event will reflect its 2021 theme of “for we know that things can change” and remind us all “to harbor hope at all times, and especially amidst dark times, including the COVID-19 pandemic.” (1)
During Laudato Si’ Week, people worldwide will also celebrate the “great progress the global Church has made in its ecological conversation during the past six years and offers a clear road map for the decade ahead.” (1)
There will be many programs available throughout Laudato Si’ Week to those who are interested that will provide participants with dialogue and action with the intent to help them realize the goals of Pope Francis’ encyclical in regards to care for the environment and that “everything is connected.” (1)
May 21st will be a Day of Global Action, in which people worldwide will organize concrete action to care for our common home, as well as on World Biodiversity Day, May 22nd, and there will be a live-streamed concert and cultural festival. (1)
Along with these events, there will be a closing program at the end of the week to launch the Laudato Si’ Action Platform, which will ‘help guide this work in the decade ahead. (1)
To learn more and view the entire Laudato Si’ Week 2021 schedule, visit www.laudatosiweek.org.