This PowerPoint has been developed to raise awareness of the key messages of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’ (Praised Be): On the Care of our Common Home, released on 18th June 2015. This Encyclical is a clarion call to all faithful and people of good will, to respond to the need to work towards greater ecological (environmental and human) justice.
The presentation is split into two sections: the first is a backgrounder on the key messages of the Encyclical, the calls to action, and how we can respond. The second is a prayer and reflection based on St Francis of Assisi’s Canticle of Creation – the inspiration for the Encyclical’s title.
We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia as the traditional owners and custodians of the land of our schools. We are inspired and nurtured by their wisdom, spirituality and experience. We commit ourselves to actively
work alongside them for reconciliation and justice. We pay our respects to the Elders; past, present and future. As we take our next step we remember the first footsteps taken on this sacred land.