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“Let us sing as we go. May our struggles and our concern for this planet never take away the joy of our hope” (LS 244). Succinctly, what would such leadership and governance look like? An authentic leader inspires and motivates full participation, bringing meaning and transformation to our ‘work’ on earth. Ecological leadership recognises the important role of systems and processes, which require significant reform so that we are conscious of the real costs and make ethical decisions that enable profits, people and planet to flourish.

areas: whole organisation planning, spiritual practice, organisational learning and ecological formation programs, reducing our ecological footprint, partnering with ecologically outstanding organisations, cultivating our grounds with endemic local species to encourage biodiversity or growing produce. The Church together with the whole human family has a long way to go to grow God’s kingdom on earth…may our first actions flow from reflecting deeply on Laudato Si’ and may our sustained focus be centred on caring for our common home.

Leadership that embeds ecological values and embodies ecological practice involves being committed to learning how to live wisely, to think deeply and love generously. Leadership that embeds ecological values and embodies ecological practice involves being committed to learning how to live wisely, to think deeply and love generously. In governing our institutions this would be evident in the following six key

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

Profile for Catholic Mission

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

Twelve prominent Catholic leaders from various sectors and ministries of the Australian Church offer their perspectives on Pope Francis’ enc...

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

Twelve prominent Catholic leaders from various sectors and ministries of the Australian Church offer their perspectives on Pope Francis’ enc...

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