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.
The Laudato Si’ Action Platform is a key Vatican initiative to empower the universal Church to achieve total sustainability in the holistic spirit of integral ecology. As storms grow more intense, seas rise, and deserts grow, the human family is facing ever-higher risks of hunger, sickness, and conflict. Sadly, it is the most vulnerable of our sisters and brothers who face the worst consequences.
For decades, the Church has taught us to urgently respond to this crisis. WUCWO has helped lead the response, developing different campaigns at local level with the aim of encouraging a healthier planet.
The Laudato Si’ Action Platform builds on the foundation established by partner organisations like the Global Catholic Climate Movement. In creating a shared space for action, it offers new momentum to urgently and ambitiously address our ecological crisis. This is a key way to continue growing and developing as we work to build a better future together.
Today’s announcement launches the first phase of the initiative. The first phase is an opportunity for institutions, communities, and families to review initial information and consider their path forward.
The next phase of development will launch on 4 October, which is the Feast of St. Francis and the conclusion of the Season of Creation. WUCWO will contribute to the continued development of this initiative in the run-up to 4 October.
The Laudato Si’ Action Platform is available at laudatosiactionplatform.org