Laudato Si’ as a way of life; Sustainability is the future
We urge you to stop allowing your financial resources to be used to support these harmful activities. Tell the appointed stewards of your financial resources to withhold deposits, investments, and loans to institutions that are engaged in or enable the growth of businesses and ventures that harm the environment.
We are inspired by Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home
Build capacity and foster more partnerships in mainstreaming the principles of Laudato Si as framework and tool for sustainable development.
Influence relevant institutions (faith-based organizations) to divest from destructive industries and shift towards financing solutions that promote sustainability and social-justice.
Living Laudato Si’ Philippines
The organization was formally launched on November 7, 2018, at the Manila Cathedral on the eve of the fifth anniversary of super typhoon Yolanda’s landfall in the Philippines. It aims to empower citizens to adopt lifestyles and attitudes that live up to the urgent
need to care for our common home. It acts towards promoting sustainable development and stopping the climate crisis and degradation through collective action among people from different sectors.
We are inspired by Pope Francis’s second encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home.
We encourage people, especially the Catholic community, to proudly wave the green flag for the environment and live by the Church’s social teachings.
One strategic way to address this sad reality is to tell the appointed stewards of our financial resources to withhold deposits, investments, and loans to institutions that are engaged in or enable the growth of businesses and ventures that harm the environment.
We are calling on our Catholic institutions — our parishes, our dioceses, our religious orders, our schools, our Catholic communities — to come together and make our voices heard in the most powerful way we can today.
“Climate change is a global problem with grave implications: environmental, social, economic, political and for the distribution of goods. It represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day. Its worst impact will probably be felt by developing countries in coming decades.” Laudato Si’ 25
This initiative is anchored towards its mandate to promote sustainable development and counter environmental degradation. It is a mirror of Pope Francis’ visions to save the earth through the strength of collective action. Hence, we must—Divest for sustainability and invest in our Common Home.