|Pope Francis’ encyclical letter Laudato Si’ was released in June 2015. Five years later, in 2020, Pope Francis invited all to celebrate its fifth anniversary by protecting families and future generations through action to care for our common home. Laudato Si’ Week 2021, May 16-24, celebrates the end of the Special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year.|
Here are some themes highlighted in Laudato Si’ –
Care for God’s Creation. God created the world and entrusted it to us as a gift. Now we have the responsibility to care for and protect it and all people, who are part of creation. Protecting human dignity is strongly linked to care for creation.
We are All Connected. We are connected to the rest of the human family, to the created world, and to those who will come after us in future generations.
Impact on the Poor. People in poverty have contributed least to climate change, yet they are disproportionately impacted by it. As a result of excessive use of natural resource by wealthy nations, those who are poor experience pollution, lack of access to clean water, hunger, and more.
Bethany Land Institute is guided by these principles, as we become a model Laudato Sí Institute in Uganda, responding to the call to hear the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor in Africa.
We thank you for your continuing support!
SAVE the DATE! July 30, 2021 12:00 pm EST
The Founders of BLI, Staff members and Caretakers will join us from Uganda for a virtual discussion!
Hear about the construction, Institute Opening, and daily life at BLI.