Sign the letter

Long before we were born, older generations started down the path of harming the Earth, our common home.

The climate crisis is bringing suffering, destruction and conflict to our human family, particularly the poorest. We’re in the midst of a mass extinction, with up to 200 species going extinct every single day because of the unprecedented destruction of ecosystems. Our air, lands, and waters are polluted and natural space is disappearing.

God called us to protect the Earth. For us young people and for all poor and vulnerable people, we urge leaders in the Church and leaders who make decisions in the political world to change course. As Pope Francis recognized in his encyclical letter Laudato Si’, “Young people demand change.”

We demand change. Older generations: make the hard decisions to turn the course and protect the planet we will inherit.