This article is about the importance of parishes to participate in environmentally sustainable actions based on Pope Francis’s Laudato Si’. It encourages parishes to strive to become more eco-friendly by taking work together as a community and focusing on change one issue at a time. The article focuses on three main areas: reducing the parishes greenhouse gas, sustaining food and land use, and preserving water.
The resource gives information for preachers and other religious figures to use when talking about climate change. It starts by giving reasons for preaching about climate change and why it is important for us now and in the future. It also gives facts from scientists on the climate which mentions the aspects of climate change such as the causes and effects on the environment, and what humans can do to help. The article then gives biblical themes related to climate change and also gives advice for religious leaders to overcome possible barriers when preaching.
Ohio Interfaith Power and Light is a non-profit organization in Ohio that focuses on bringing together people of all religions to aid and discuss the problems facing the modern world concerning climate change. They host multiple events every month uniting faith-driven minds from around the state of Ohio, while not restricting any beliefs from the group. They gather to clean up pollution, as well as advocating for renewable energy solutions for every-day people. This includes installing solar panels and power-grids for people who typically don't have the access to those resources.