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Prayers for Earth Day from the National Catholic Reporter

Catholic Climate Covenant

In 2006, to address growing ecological awareness and the need to implement Catholic social teaching on ecology within the US Church, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) helped form Catholic Climate Covenant. Inspired by the USCCB’s 2001 statement on climate change, and supported by 18 national partners (which include the USCCB, Catholic Relief Services, Catholic Charities USA, the Catholic Health Association, congregations of religious men and women, and other national organizations), Catholic Climate Covenant helps US Catholics respond to the Church’s call to care for creation and care for the poor. more

Franciscan Media: Earth Day

CARFLEO Ecology Links

Find Catholic Church Teaching on Ecological issues. St Kateri Tekakwitha is the patron of this site.

School Prayer by Diane Ackerman

In the name of the daybreak
and the eyelids of morning
and the wayfaring moon
and the night when it departs,

I swear I will not dishonor
my soul with hatred,
but offer myself humbly
as a guardian of nature,
as a healer of misery,
as a messenger of wonder,
as an architect of peace.

In the name of the sun and its mirrors
and the day that embraces it
and the cloud veils drawn over it
and the uttermost night
and the male and the female
and the plants bursting with seed
and the crowning seasons
of the firefly and the apple,

I will honor all life
—wherever and in whatever form
it may dwell—on Earth my home,
and in the mansions of the stars.

From I Praise My Destroyer (Vintage Books, 2000)

Spirituality and Practice: Earth Day: 12 Spiritual Practices to Honor the Earth

Care for Creation and Climate Change resources from Education for Justice. CARFLEO has purchased a collective membership for Ontario School Boards. Contact your board CARFLEO contact for login information. Usually the CARFLEO contact is the coordinator, consultant or superintendent for Religious Education and Family Life.

The Human Element Our friends at Interfaith Power and Light are offering free streaming of The Human Element, an arresting new documentary from the producers of Chasing Ice. Meet the everyday Americans on the front lines of climate change as the film guides us to reevaluate our relationship with the natural world. Gather your community for a digital reflection on the movie using the EFJ film discussion guide. Please note Spanish subtitles are also available. Sign up to access the film for free through April 26. 

Education for Justice

Development and Peace Earth Day Resources and For Our Common Home Resources

Song Prayers from CARFLEO with a Care for Creation Theme

Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World
Open the Eyes of My Heart
All the Diamonds
Healing Waters
Life is Beautiful
God Loves You
A Deer’s Cry

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