The lyrics feature words sung in Latin, Italian, French, English, and Swahili. But the song from “Waka Waka” that celebrates Laudato Si’ has one unifying message: it’s time to come together and care for our common home.
We miss caring for creation the way we did before the coronavirus pandemic quarantined much of the world. But there are still plenty of ways we can love our common home.
This is the next moment in the global movement that was started by Greta Thunberg. This mobilization has a target–the UN climate talks that begin just three days later, on 2 December. We’re coming together to show them that climate justice won’t wait.
In more than 320 Catholic climate strikes worldwide, young Catholics marched and prayed on September 20 to demand urgent action in the fight against climate change. As church bells rang in solidarity, the young Catholics — from the Philippines, Ecuador, the USA, Mexico, Pakistan, Ireland and elsewhere — joined four million marchers in climate strikes the world over.
This is what change sounds like: the church bells that rang around the world in solidarity as a record four million young people in 150 countries marched in climate strikes on September 20.
Anyone who marched in the recent climate strikes knows that it’s crucial to keep that momentum alive. We must continue in our communities what began on the streets! And even if you couldn’t march, there’s much you can do to support this growing movement.
Young Catholics worldwide will raise their voices for change during the climate strikes on September 20 and 27. And as upcoming leaders of the Laudato Si’ Generation, they’re calling the Church to stand with them.
Catholic school students can stand up for the gospel and for the planet by joining the next Climate Strikes on September 20 and 27. Pope Francis himself calls Catholic youth to participate.
By Kelly Moltzen, LSG member On July 15-16, I attended the Laudato Si Generation conference in Nairobi, Kenya, which marked the fourth anniversary of Laudato Si. The organizers included the Catholic Youth Network for Environmental...
This video shows what a group hug for the ages looks like: a world-record 250,000 young people who joined arms, hearts and voices at World Youth Day in Panama to launch the Laudato Si’ Generation.