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We’re grateful to share that the Franciscan Office for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) plays a central role in the platform’s development as a member of the Steering Committee and Religious Orders working group.

The Laudato Si’ Action Platform is a key Vatican initiative to empower the universal Church to achieve total sustainability in the holistic spirit of integral ecology. As storms grow more intense, seas rise, and deserts grow, the human family is facing ever-higher risks of hunger, sickness, and conflict. Sadly, it is the most vulnerable of our sisters and brothers who face the worst consequences.

For decades, the Church has taught us to urgently respond to this crisis. The JPIC Office has helped lead the response, as we continue our program on Laudato Si’ Revolution as an order.

The Laudato Si’ Action Platform builds on the foundation established by partner organizations like our JPIC Office. In creating a shared space for action, it offers new momentum to urgently and ambitiously address our ecological crisis. This is a keyway to continue growing and developing as we work to build a better future together. 

Today’s announcement launches the first phase of the initiative. The first phase is an opportunity for institutions, communities, and families to review initial information and consider their path forward. 

 The next phase of development will launch on 4 October, which is the Feast of St. Francis and the conclusion of the Season of Creation. The Franciscan Order will contribute to the continued development of this initiative in the run-up to 4 October.