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The Living Laudato Si’ european survey, a first-of-its-kind initiative

The European Laudato Si’ Alliance (ELSiA*), launched a survey in late 2023 to assess the impact of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ on ecological efforts by Catholic groups across Europe. Led by St Mary’s University, a consortium of five universities analysed responses from more than 283 Catholic organisations (parishes, charities, etc.) in 20 European countries….

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EVENT | Do European Catholics care about ecology? Online press conference

The European Laudato Si’ Alliance (ELSiA) cordially invites you to the press conference unveiling the results of the Living Laudato Si’ in Europe survey, a first-of-its-kind initiative conducted. The one-hour event will be held online on Monday, 20 May 2024, at 11:00 AM (CET).  Register now by clicking here The Living Laudato Si’ in Europe…

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ELSiA’s take on COP28

ELSiA members share their thoughts on the outcome of COP28 As Catholic actors engaged in COP28 processes, our focus has been on facilitating, pursuing, and advocating for solutions that uphold the dignity of all human beings and the whole of Creation, promote social and environmental justice and create equal opportunities for all to take bold…

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STATEMENT/ELSiA members publish a statement on COP28

The 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on ClimateChange (COP28) will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from November 30 to December12, 2023. Despite skepticism, this is an important turning point in realizing the aims of the 2015Paris Agreement. This COP comes in the context of Pope Francis’s apostolic…

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EVENT/Laudate Deum and the EU Green Transition

You are invited to this ELSiA event on #LaudateDeum and the EU #greentransition that will take place on December 7th in square de Meeus 19, 1050 in Brussels and online starting at 6pm. This event follows the publication of Laudate Deum, Pope Francis’ recently published apostolic exhortation, as addendum to #LaudatoSi’ addressing specifically the climate…

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ENA welcomes Laudate Deum

The Ecclesial Network Alliance for Integral Ecology (ENA) welcomes joyously the publication of Laudate Deum. On October 5, ENA has published a communiqué to welcome enthusiastically “Laudate Deum” The release of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, “Laudate Deum” has been received by The Ecclesial Networks Alliance for Integral Ecology (ENA) “as a most positive encouragement for…

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We celebrate Laudate Deum

We celebrate Laudate Deum October 4, 2023 – Pope Francis has released today the apostolic exhortation Laudate Deum, to address the climate crisis,  a call to action for all people of good will.  Laudate Deum (praise God) follows the 2015 encyclical Laudato Si’, On Care Of Our Common Home, and offers further reflection and clear…

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Living Laudato Si’ survey launched

Living Laudato Si’ is our first Europe-wide survey designed to be a discovery tool for Catholic organizations to gain an understanding of all the Laudato Si’-inspired initiatives implemented from the publication of the encyclical to date across Europe. After completing the pilot phase in Ireland, we have launched our survey in Portugal, France, Scotland, England…

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EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

Brussels, 2 June 2023 PRESS RELEASE  CATHOLIC CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS WELCOME THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT’S ADOPTION OF THE CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY DUE DILIGENCE DIRECTIVE CARITAS EUROPA, CIDSE, COMECE, THE JESUIT EUROPEAN SOCIAL CENTRE, JUSTICE AND PEACE EUROPE AND THE LAUDATO SI’ MOVEMENT – collectively forming the European Laudato Si’ Alliance – and PAX CHRISTI INTERNATIONAL – welcome…

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EU textile webinar invitation

Photo by Maude Frédérique Lavoie on Unsplash On 1 June, the European Parliament will vote on a resolution about the  To take stock of the European Sustainable Textile Strategy that addresses among others matters of due diligence in the textile sector, the promotion of slow fashion and the reduction of textile waste and to discuss the…

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Due Diligence: our recommendations

PRESS RELEASE Brussels, 16 March 2023 In a statement released on Thursday 16 March 2023, Catholic organisations call on the European Parliament to adopt a Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) marking “a true turning point in how the EU addresses the threats that corporate activities pose to our Human Family and Common Home”. Given…

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ELSiA letter to the EU leaders at COP27: our recommendations

Our recommendations to EU officials attending COP27 The 27th meeting of the parties of the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change is currently undergoing in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. With its Green Deal the EU would like to become a leader in sustainability and green growth. To prepare for this conference, catholic actors have mobilized…

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COP27 and Catholics’ crucial role in climate action – enroll today

Share your lunchbreak with us – invitation to our COP27 lunchtime webinar. Climate action – Enroll below! COP27 webinar We invite all interested parties to join our lunch time webinar on November 15th at 12pm to hear from the expert panel on what Catholics are doing at COP27 and what role Catholics have in climate…

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In-depth conversation on the ‘Fit for 55’ package

Fit For 55 Online meeting with the expert Dr Gregor Erbach, Head of the Climate Action and Tracking Service, EPRS Thursday September 8th, 3pm – 4pm The Fit for 55 package is a legislative proposal of 13 interlinked measures aimed at enhancing existing and creating new ones to implement the Green Deal allowing the EU…

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Baseline Survey – Exciting Updates 2023

Baseline Survey Our baseline survey is ready to be rolled out in English and has completed a successful pilot in Ireland. Some translations are already available, the Italian and French version are also ready to be used. Our work on the survey aims to be inclusive and user-driven. You can read full details about the…

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Reflection Day – Amazing Videos 2022

Reflection Day The videos of the Laudato Si’ Reflection Day 2022 are now available. Last May we gathered for the 5th edition of the Reflection Day to delve deep on the rich message of the encyclical Laudato Si’. This year’s themes included reflections on environmental activism, consumerism, sustainability of the food production system and the…

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