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Discerning the Magis in responding to Laudato Si’: A framework for ministries

Discerning the Magis in responding to Laudato Si’: A framework for ministries

To share the initiatives of the Society of Jesus in Australia in going deeper and seeking out the Magis in responding to Laudato Si’, the Reconciliation with Creation network of the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific is organizing a webinar on 26 August 2021, Discerning the Magis: Sharing a Framework to Assist Ministries in Responding to Laudato Si’.

The Laudato Si’ Action Plan Framework of the Jesuit ministries in the Australian Province was launched in April 2021 and acknowledges “three clear endorsements” for the Province’s focus on improving their impact on ecology: the Society of Jesus Universal Apostolic Preferences 2019-2029, the Australian Jesuit Province Apostolic Plan 2019-2024, and Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’.

The Framework was created in harmony with the global Laudato Si’ Action Platform, a collaboration amongst the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development with an international coalition of Catholic organizations and with all men and women of goodwill, to be rolled out in stages throughout 2021 and 2022. The Laudato Si’ Action Platform is a space for institutions, communities, and families to learn and grow together.

The Australian Province’s Reconciliation with Creation (RwC) Committee developed this Laudato Si’ planning process and action plan to assist ministries in planning, implementing, and reporting on their actions that embed care for our common home. With inputs and suggestions from the various ministries and works, this Laudato Si’ Action Plan offers a holistic approach to sustainably engage all within the ministry.

The speakers for the JCAP-RwC webinar are Lawrie Hallinan, RwC Committee Chair, and Sue Martin, RwC Project Officer.

“The Laudato Si’ Action Plan Framework is an opportunity to go deeper and seek out the Magis in terms of our response to Laudato Si’. It is not about recording what we do already, but rather identifying what more we could do, in material and measurable terms – in the different context of each of our ministries and works – to achieve ecological conversion and better outcomes for our common home.” (Fr Quyen Vu SJ, Australian Jesuit Provincial)

To join the JCAP-RwC webinar, please register here.

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