The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference launched its Laudato Si’ Action Plan on 5 June, World Environment Day, outlining practical responses to Pope Francis’ landmark 2015 encyclical letter, Laudato Si’.
When it published the 2021-22 Social Justice Statement Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor, the Bishops Conference committed to developing its own plan –the first episcopal conference in the world to make that pledge.
The plan contains actions to care for our common home, the earth, and all who live on it, by addressing seven key areas: Cry of the Earth; Cry of the Poor; Ecological Economics; Sustainable Lifestyle; Ecological Education; Ecological Spirituality; and Community resilience and Engagement.
Our office has prepared a one-page flyer with 10 actions that people can take in their own lives to respond to the call in Laudato Si’.
We hope it will encourage Catholics around Australia to make a commitment to do more to care for our planet and to leave a worthwhile legacy for generations to come. The ACBC Laudato Si’ Action Plan will be developed further with more actions to be taken in future years.
View the full Action Plan here.