Clean Energy Advocacy Day
The Archdiocese of Chicago invites the faithful throughout the local church to advocate for renewable and clean energy legislation. Sign up here to talk virtually with your state lawmakers about principles of clean energy as part of the Catholic Conference of Illinois’ Clean Energy Advocacy Day. To learn how the climate crisis is a profound moral issue and how to lobby our state legislator, go to the archdiocese’s Care for Creation Ministry Advocacy site.
In preparation for Clean Energy Advocacy Day, check out Care for Creation’s monthly radio show with Bob Gilligan. Bob interviewed Dan Misleh, Executive Director of Catholic Climate Covenant. You can watch this interview at youtube.com/watch?v=vKVm6ZZmifs&t=1590s.
To view the flyer for this event, click here.
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.
“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