Care for Creation

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The Catholic Coalition on Climate Change is pleased to sponsor a nation-wide screening of the Academy Award-nominated film Sun Come Up depicting some of the world’s first “climate refugees,” inhabitants of the Carteret Islands just north of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.

The screening and accompanying educational packet are designed for Catholic colleges, universities, high schools, youth groups, dioceses and parishes.  Local organizers are encouraged to share the film during the first few days of October as a way to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of ecology.  The education packet will include a step-by-step guide to help spur discussion after the film and encourage actions that viewers can take in response to the unfolding climate crisis: actions that are consistent with Catholic teaching and the priorities of the U.S. bishops and the Vatican. The Coalition has secured a number of DVDs at a deeply discounted rate and will mail them to interested groups in September.  To obtain a DVD and a free step-by-step Catholic discussion packet, interested groups must first register for the event HERE. The films will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.  Local organizers are encouraged to download and display the Coalition’s free promotional flier.


Resources for Schools
Friending Planet Earth
   Helping Youth Understand Solidarity & Sustainability in Light of Climate Change
St. Francis Care for Creation Award for Schools
   Sponsored by the National Council of Catholic Women
Sustainability and Catholic Higher Education
   A Toolkit for Mission Integration

These activities are taken from Food Fast, CRS’ 24-hour retreat for youth.

A Faith Perspective on Climate Change
Moving toward Food Security Game
Seeing the Big Picture of Climate Change & Food Security

CRS Climate Change Banners: Download these 11”x14” banners as a tool for exploring the impact of climate change and related environmental concerns on people around the world.

Learn more about how CRS is responding to climate change.

Additional Resources
Catholic Climate Covenant
NFCYM’s Care for Creation and Care for the Poor