1 - A HEALTHY PLANET DEPENDS ON ALL OF US. In accordance with the whole Magisterium and in particular with the Encyclical Laudato Si
WUCWO answered to the invitation of the Ecology & Creation Sector of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development to write a short reflection on how the Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis, Laudato si’, has impacted people's lives in various contexts.
Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, has announced the creation of a Laudato Si’ Action Platform.
We’re grateful to share that WUCWO plays a central role in the platform’s development as a member of the NGOs and Family working groups.
This year WUCWO is participating in Laudato Si’ Week which marks the crowning of the Laudato Si' Special Anniversary Year with a media campaign in its social media. WUCWO has created some videos on different initiatives that member organisations have been carrying out around the world.
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 22 April as International Mother Earth Day through a resolution adopted in 2019. The Day recognises the Earth and its ecosystems as humanity's common home and the need to protect her to enhance people’s livelihoods, counteract climate change, and stop the collapse of biodiversity. The theme for 2021 is Restore our Earth.
"Laudato Si' Week", WUCWO's campaign for the fifth anniversary of the encyclical letter Laudato Si' of the Holy Father Francis on the care for our common home.
At the General Assembly of WUCWO held in Dakar, Senegal in October 2018, the delegates passed a resolution calling on its members, as responsible for our Common Home, to recognise their collective responsibility to care for the planet that God created and placed in our care and to take steps to reduce and reverse the damage already sustained.
Read this document on Domestic Violence against women prepared by the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) of the United States.
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN POLICY
PROTECTION OF CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND VULNERABLE PERSONS