Down To Earth

Down to Earth is a programme on living the spirit of Laudato Si of Pope Francis. Catholics have the responsibility love and protect our world, and the whole of creation. We are called to live justly on God’s Earth.

  • Learn Laudato Si in detail
  • Insights to Human Ecology
  • Become aware of need for environmental protection
  • Get familiar with the social teachings of the Church
  • Get hands on experience of caring for our common home
  • Input sessions
  • Activity and interactive Sessions
  • Games
  • Case studies and Presentations
  • Group Discussions
  • Pastoral plan for caring for our common home
  • A number of worksheets will be provided for the participants during the course
  • Participants are requested to read the reading resources before the start of the course
  • Reading materials will be available here

Human Ecology

We have to realize that a true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. (49)

Need for Protecting Environment

Regrettably, many efforts to seek concrete solutions to the environmental crisis have proved ineffective, not only because of powerful opposition but also because of a more general lack of interest. Obstructionist attitudes, even on the part of believers, can range from denial of the problem to indifference, nonchalant resignation or blind confidence in technical solutions. We require a new and universal solidarity.… All of us can cooperate as instruments of God for the care of creation, each according to his or her own culture, experience, involvements and talents. (14)

Learn to Love Nature

The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all. At the global level, it is a complex system linked to many of the essential conditions for human life. (# 23)

“Our insistence that each human being is an image of God should not make us overlook the fact that each creature has its own purpose. None is superfluous. The entire material universe speaks of God’s love, his boundless affection for us. Soil, water, mountains: everything is, as it were, a caress of God.” (# 84).