In 2015 Pope Francis issued the encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home. The encyclical called for a common plan throughout the world to effect systemic change. That plan is the Laudato Si’ Action Platform calling seven sectors of society, such as religious congregations, health institutions and parishes/dioceses, to formulate a plan to move forward toward integral ecology and sustainability.
The Laudato Si’ Action Platform promoted by Pope Francis is a unique collaboration between the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Development, an international coalition of Catholic organizations, and “all men and women of good will.” (LS 3) Taking a truly ground-up approach, it is rooted in the strengths and realities of communities around the world, empowering all to take “decisive action, here and now” as we journey towards a better future together. (LS 161)
Action is urgently needed. Our Creator called the human family to be the steward of creation, but we have neglected that call. Our hotter, dirtier, deader planet is driving up the risk of suffering. The most vulnerable suffer above all.
At this Kairos moment, we are responding to the call for healing in our relationships with God, our neighbors, and the Earth itself. Through the Laudato Si’ Action Platform, we are walking the “path to renewal” together (LS 202).
(adapted from the Laudato Si’ Action Platform website)
Therefore, we, Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help share with you our commitment: (click the statement image to enlarge).