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Season of Creation

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Christians renew their faith in the God of creation, join in prayer and work for the care of our common home

1 September through to the feast of St. Francis on 4 October 

Season of Creation 2020 theme:

Jubilee for the Earth

Pope Francis' message

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation 1 September 2020  

"A Jubilee is indeed a time of grace to remember creation’s original vocation to exist and flourish as a community of love....

A Jubilee is a time to return to God our loving Creator. We cannot live in harmony with creation if we are not at peace with the Creator who is the source and origin of all things” 

Read: the MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS

Read more: La Croix International- Restore bond with God, creation, pope says in special message

 

Anglican Board of Mission (ABM)

Climate for Change  A series of group studies about Christians and the Climate Crisis

Written specially for ABM as a contribution to the global ecumenical Season of Creation.

Rich in thought provoking quotes, links to videos, questions for small group discussion and suggested actions for parishes, Climate for Change is a timely and challenging call for us all to make out hope real through common action.

More information: on the ABM Current Resources page 

DownloadThe studies are available for free - click here

Ii is hoped that these studies will be useful, and will encourage a citizens' dialogue about the issues, beginning in Parishes, groups and families across Australia. Will you spread the word about them?

Find our more here online or 

Flyer: Download the flyer here  

 

Prayer:  

Reconciling God, Creation and HumanityAn Ignatian Examen

This Ecological Examen is a tool for prayer, reflection and action. Deepen the call to care for creation and the most vulnerable.

Join the Ignatian Family in seeking a conversion of heart to embrace ecological justice and Pope Francis’ call to care for our common home.

Find our more here

 

World Council of Churches 

Season of Creation 2020 Celebration Guide, “Jubilee for the Earth,” now available

Find out more

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Related WCC articles:

 

COMING EVENT

10th Annual Desmond Tutu Peace Lecture

Climate Justice Globally: Now and for the Future

07 October 2020, 7PM GMT+2

Speakers:  Vanessa Nakate, Greta Thunberg

Register:  10th Annual Desmond Tutu Peace Lecture will focus on climate justice  

Find out more:  from the WCC or here at Tutu.org

 


SEASON OF CREATION BACKGROUND

1 September was proclaimed a Day of Prayer for Creation by the Orthodox in 1989 and repeated by Pope Francis in 2015.

The season takes us through to the feast of St. Francis on 4 October. Christians of all denominations and locations are invited to participate in an ecumenical Season of Creation.

“Everything is related, and we human beings are united as brothers and sisters on a wonderful pilgrimage, woven together by the love God has for each of his creatures and which also unites us in fond affection with brother sun, sister moon, brother river and mother earth” (Laudato Si’, 9).

 

Visit the Season of Creation website to see how we can celebrate creation.  

 

 

Learn more on World Council of Churches website:  https://www.oikoumene.org/en/press-centre/events/season-of-creation