A climate strike that took place in Birmingham, England, in 2019. Photo by James TrewbyIn-person climate strikes are back! The COVID-19 pandemic forced online many climate strikes during recent months. But “Fridays for Future” has called for a Global Day of Climate...
The Catholic Church stands with youth around the world who will participate in climate strikes on Friday 25 September, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich said in a video.
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.