Human Dignity and Solidarity

Care for Creation Ministry

Caring for our Earth is a requirement of our faith, as through this practice we become stewards of creation. In doing so, we are compelled to live and act in ways that protect the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants, whether human or non-human, in caring for creation we show respect and love to the Creator. Our bond to creation primordially calls us to be advocates and disciples in the current issues that environmentally threaten the integrity of our planet. The mitigation of human-induced climate change affects us all and the future of our younger generations.

Archdiocese of Chicago Care for Creation Listening Sessions
The Encyclical Working Group promotes the teachings, values, and vision expressed in Laudato Si’ –On Care of Our Common Home through prayer, education, advocacy, and community organizing and engagement, directed toward Catholics in the Archdiocese of Chicago and also all partners of good will. This group will be carrying out listening sessions in most Vicariates. Find out the dates below and come learn from our fellow community members and share your concerns as you engage in these conversations of caring for God’s creation.

“Concern for the environment thus needs to be joined to a sincere love for our fellow human beings and an unwavering commitment to resolving the problems of society.” — Pope Francis, Laudato Si', 91