Pope Francis urges us to, 'Live Wisely, Think Deeply and Love Generously'
Pope Francis has written a letter addressed to every person on the planet, asking us all to protect the earth.
Laudato Si discusses the damage being inflicted on the Earth by humans and calls on ‘every person living on this planet’ to make urgent changes to our lifestyles and how we consume energy in order to protect the planet. It deals with many environmental issues including pollution; climate change; water; loss of biodiversity and decline in the quality of human life.
In his letter Pope Francis implores us to work together to create a better world for future generations and asks us to make the necessary changes in our lives in order to take care of, respect and value our ‘common home’.
The children watched the animation below and discussed the following questions:
What is the Pope asking us to do in his letter?
What do you think Pope Francis means by ‘common home’?
How does the Pope say we have treated the Earth?
What has happened to the Earth because of this?
Why do you think Pope Francis wrote this letter?
Who is suffering because of our actions?
What kind of world do we want to leave for future generations?
How can we play our part to look after our ‘common home’?
Our Eco-Warriors are responsible for continuing to share this message throughout the school and help us work towards answering the call to take action against the ecological crisis.