Minsteracres Justice & Peace invites you to a Laudato Si’ coffee morning on Friday 28 October 2022 at 10.00am. The coffee morning will feature a special screening of ‘The Letter: A message for our earth’, which was produced by Oscar-winning ‘Off The Fence Productions’ and presented by YouTube Originals.

The film launched on 4 October 2022, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, a day which also marked the Holy See’s official entry into the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The System is Broken

  • Addressing the planetary crisis can improve the health, security, and future prospects of all people on Earth.
  • A warmer planet means a greater risk of extreme weather. This leads to a greater risk of hunger and sickness. Migration and conflict follow.
  • The loss of biodiversity, a “great extinction” threatens God’s creation and the production of food and medicine.

A Better Way

  • All major faith traditions – 7 in 10 people on Earth – encourage us to care for our common home.
  • Catholics alone – 1 in 6 people on Earth – stand on decades of papal teaching about urgent action on the ecological crisis.
  • We have strength in our values and each other.

We have the Power

  • The tools to protect our common home are already with us.
  • Families are committed to solving the planetary crisis for the people they love.
  • About 4 in 10 people on Earth are under age 25. They are standing up for the future of our common home.

Visit the website for ‘The Letter’ for more information.