Join ArchIndy, Pope Francis and Catholics worldwide in committing to creation care in your daily life!
The Archdiocese has officially signed onto the Laudato Si’ Action Platform (LSAP), a global initiative kicking off a seven-year effort to increase the Church’s ecological practices.
Parishes, schools, households, and many other types of groups/organizations are invited to join, take action and grow in this aspect of our faith.
What is LSAP?
The Laudato Si’ Action Platform is an initiative from the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development in conjunction with many organizations to engage all sectors of the global Catholic Church in a 7-year journey to global sustainability and spiritual conversion.
It is a framework, support by an online platform, designed to inspire and equip Catholics and Catholic institutions to implement the teachings of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ with guidance, resources, and community.
On the platform, participants can take an assessment, receive ideas on how you can save energy, water, garden, recycle and much more as an expression of our call as Catholics to be caretakers of the earth.
Who can join?
The Vatican warmly welcomes the universal Catholic Church and “all people of goodwill” to the project of caring for our common home and each other. Both those who are just beginning their Laudato Si’ journey and those who have been active for years are welcome to join. The platform is designed for the following sectors:
- Families (individuals and families)
- Parishes and Dioceses (parishes, dioceses, and episcopal conferences)
- Educational Institutions (schools, universities, seminaries and formation houses, and other centers of education)
- Healthcare and Healing (hospitals, clinics, centers of healing, and other healthcare services)
- Organizations and Groups (ecological communities, NGOs, movements, foundations, communication centers)
- Economy (workers and businesses, farms, and cooperatives)
- Religious (orders, congregations, institutes, provinces, and communities)
What are the 7 areas of the LSAP?
The 7 Laudato Si’ Goals will guide our actions and redefine and rebuild our relationship with each other and our common home during this journey.
Response to the Cry of the Earth – a call to protect our common home for the well-being of all as we equitably address the climate crisis, biodiversity loss, and ecological sustainability
Response to the Cry of the Poor a call to promote eco-justice, aware that we are called to defend human life from conception to death, and all forms of life on Earth
Ecological Economics – acknowledges that the economy is a sub-system of human society and relies on the natural resources of our common home
Adoption of Sustainable Lifestyles – promotes lifestyles of sufficiency rather than excess in the use of natural resources and energy
Ecological Education – fosters ecological awareness and transformative action
Ecological Spirituality – springs from a profound ecological conversion and helps us to recognize that God is in all things
Community Resilience and Engagement – encourages community engagement and participatory action in ecological and social justice issues
What is required of me/us?
Participation is unique to each person or group. At minimum you will,
- Complete an initial self-assessment and reflection to discern how your values and current actions are connected to the Laudato Si’ goals.
- Make your plan. The elements of your Laudato Si’ Plan are entirely up to you. In order to provide assistance that may be helpful, a list of suggested actions is available after your self-assessment is completed, offering clear guidance on impactful ways you can integrate the Laudato Si´ Goals in your practices.
- Evaluate your progress by completing and sharing an annual assessment and updated plan.
How do I/we join?
Enroll on the international Laudato Si’ Action Platform website –laudatosiactionplatform.org.
The Archdiocese will not receive your enrollment, but you can join our Flocknotes group below or send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ArchIndy LSAP Stories
Coming soon! Congratulations to St. Thomas Aquinas and Our Lady of Lourdes as the first parishes in the Archdiocese to join.
Connect with the ArchIndy LSAP team on Flocknotes
Pope Francis invites you to join the LSAP
Together in the Journey: The Synod, the Laudato Si’ Action Platform, and the Eucharistic Revival
The ArchIndy Creation Care team is available to help guide you through this process.
The national Laudato Si’ awareness and engagement campaign for U.S. Catholics.
Enroll in the platform and connect with people across the world on this journey of faith.