Climate Change – A Spiritual Crisis

Posted on 28. Feb, 2019, in Church Teachings, Climate Change, Community, EcoCongregations, Ecology, Gospel Values, NatureNo Comments

In this two part series, we look at the rise of the Climate Pilgrim – Catholics inspired to live out the eco friendly message of Laudato Si’, to care for “Our common home”.

One such pilgrim is Jane Melle, who spent much of 2018 as the Project Co-ordinator of the eco-project at the World meeting of Families 2018.

As part of her pilgrimage, she completed a 1,000km walk from Italy to Poland walking to the UN Climate Talks in Katowice. On her journey she was joined by people from the Philippines, including survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm ever to make landfall which destroyed Tacloban city in November 2013, many of whom had lost their loved ones in that storm.

Jane explained to Miriam Gormally that these faces of real people, suffering the brutality of climate change, can help change the minds and hearts of people to a spiritual awakening to care for our earth.

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