Laudato Si’ Resources and Links for PARISHES and SCHOOLS

12th January 2016 - by Ellen Teague


Laudato Si’
Resources and Links for PARISHES and SCHOOLS


Texts and Books

Laudato Si’ by Pope Francis

On Care for Our Common Home Laudato Si’: The Encyclical of Pope Francis on the Environment with commentary by Fr Sean McDonagh (available from April 2016)

Living Lightly on the Earth: Christian Stewardship of the Environment
by Sean McDonagh

Books by Fr Sean McDonagh – particularly, To Care for the Earth and The Death of life: Extinction is Forever

The work of Fr Thomas Berry can be found on website

The Emergent Christ – Exploring the Meaning of Catholic in an Evolutionary Universe
by IIia Delio

Energy, Justice and Peace; A Reflection on energy in the current context of development and environmental protection
From the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.–justicia-y-paz–una-reflexion-sobre-la-energia-en-el-co.html

Catholic Bishops Conference on England and Wales Website link on Environment, with a resources list and Schools section:


Livesimply parish award

Global Catholic Climate Movement (and Petition)

Eco-schools – getting started

Eco-schools England

Eco schools Scotland

Pax Christi Peace Gardens


Laudato Si’ CAFOD Study Guide

Laudato Si’ – Columban Study and Action Guide

Resources on environmental issues and faith from Green Christian

Cafod Primary schools resources on Climate, Food, Water, Peace, Global goals and Laudato Si – Care for Our Common Home

Cafod Secondary schools resources on Climate, Food, Water, Peace, Global goals and Laudato Si – Care for Our Common Home

CAFOD Climate Change animation for secondary and youth

Trocaire Education resources on Climate Change, Climate Justice

Christian Aid Resources for teachers and youth leaders


Ecumenical Service for 1 Sept – Day of Prayer for Creation

Liturgy resources from the European Christian Ecology Network

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI)
Creation Time (1Sept – 4 Oct) resources at:

Eco-congregation Scotland – Creation Time resources

A Heart for Creation – Worship Resources and Reflections on the Environment by Chris Polhill
(Wild Goose publications of the Iona Community) .

Our Earth, Our Home – Green Assemblies for Key Stage 1-2 by Ellen Teague

Operation Noah resources for children and young people

Be Revolutionary: A CAFOD Confirmation resource

Web / AVs

Video – 10 Things to know about Laudato Si’

Video – Quotes from Laudato Si’

Video – Vatican video introducing Laudato Si’

Laudato Si’ and Climate video resources from Trocaire

A Secondary School ‘Stations’ on Laudato Si

Conflict and Climate Change

Stations of the Rainforests
Columban missionaries


National Justice and Peace Network – Diocesan contacts: resources at:

CAFOD Schools Team or @CAFOD Schools

James Trewby, Columban JPIC


Million Minutes
Nominations are now invited for the 2016 Barbara Ward Award – Caring for the environment
(Award ceremony on 19 July 2016 in London.)