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Leadership and Governance for  our Common Home

Mrs Jacqui Rémond Director, Catholic Earthcare Australia

“God wills the interdependence of creatures. The sun and the moon, the cedar and the little flower, the eagle and the sparrow: the spectacle of their countless diversities and inequalities tells us that no creature is self-sufficient. Creatures exist only in dependence on each other, to complete each other, in the service of each other.” (CCC 340 in LS 86) Laudato Si’ means that every single person on earth is invited to take a leadership role in terms of personal lifestyle and institutional reform, no matter what our position title or job description – caring for our sister earth is everybody’s business. In Laudato Si’ every person is invited to address our unchecked human activity that is causing our common home to fall into serious disrepair. In working towards comprehensive solutions we might consider the following key principles and processes for responsible leadership and

governance: participation; developing a spirituality of communion; caring for people and planet; and dialogue, as the vehicles for ecological conversion. At the heart of Laudato Si’ is the central concern that humanity’s relationship with creation and Creator has been broken or ruptured. “There can be no renewal of our relationship with nature without a renewal of humanity itself” (LS 118). The best responses to this painful reality are acts of reconciliation, that heal the connection between people and planet leading to new ways of thinking

THE FRANCIS EFFECT II: PRAISED BE YOU – ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME

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The Francis Effect II - Praised Be You - On Care for our Common Home  

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