In honor of Laudato Si Week (May 16-24), we have compiled a list of resources that can help families explore ways to care for creation together and promote an ‘integral ecology’ at home.
Creation Care for Families
Caring for the Environment: Free Family Faith-Sharing Guide from Joe Paprocki, D.Min.
Catholic Climate Covenant, a subsidiary of the USCCB, is inviting family members to submit their prayers, meditations, stories, essays, statements, reflections, art, poems, songs, photos, or videos that lift up your love and hope for God’s creation. The Hope for Creation project is intended to be a virtual creative celebration of love, solidarity, and hope for God’s creation.
Strong Catholic Family Faith has a list of resources on caring for God’s creation.
- Teaching Kids to Care for God’s Creation: Reflections, Activities and Prayers for Catechists & Families, by Sr. Mary Elizabeth Clark.
- Let There Be Light: Creative Activities for Cultivating Gratitude and Care for Creation, by Tracey Herzer.
Creation Justice is an ecumenical ministry that seeks to educate, equip, and mobilize Christian communities to protect and restore God’s creation. They provide a list of 52 very practical ways families can work together to care for creation.
Children and Nature’s mission is to increase equitable access to nature so that children—and natural places—can thrive. They offer 10 suggestions for how faith-based organizations and churches can connect families to the natural world.
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