live simply

LAUDATO SI'?

Laudato Si’ is an encyclical (a letter) written by Pope
Francis in June 2015 and addressed not only to all
Catholics, but to everyone in the world. Laudato Si’ – On
the Care of our Common Home, is a real challenge to us
all. Pope Francis teaches us that a right relationship with
the Earth and the whole of creation is as much part of
the Church’s moral teaching as a right relationship with
God and our neighbour. Laudato Si’ urges us to change
our lifestyle, to treat nature with respect, to be deeply
aware of the interconnectedness of all God’s creation
and to live simply and without wastefulness.

Children's Laudato Si'

 

Pope Francis has written a letter addressed to every person on the planet, asking us all to protect the earth. Will you play your part to protect our common home? 

There are resources to use like a song with lyrics, a poster and a colouring in sheet. 

See the animation and all the resources by clicking the more info button.

 

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We’d love you to join our Live Simply team. Please email livesimply@olchurch.org.uk with Live Simply in the subject line and we will be in touch.

 

 

Small simple ideas

We started by sharing our ideas about what it meant to live simply.

LENT CHALLENGE 2022

Lent – a time of giving something up? Or a time to think about what you can take up? As you reflect on how you want to live your Lent this year, you might like to choose from some suggestions for action in the link below; and if you have children anywhere in your family – get them involved too?

Lent Challenge 2022

FAIRTRADE - CHOOSE THE WORLD YOU WANT

Fairtrade Fortnight – Feb 21- Mar 6

Try out our Fairtrade recipes for a 3-course meal!

The Fairtrade vision is for a world in which trade is based on fairness so that producers earn secure and sustainable livelihoods. Our shopping choices make a difference.

The starter!

ALFRED PRASAD’S GRILLED AUBERGINE ROLLS

https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/media-centre/blog/recipe-alfred-prasads-grilled-aubergine-rolls/

The main course!

ROSIE BIRKETT’S FAIRTRADE COCONUT MILK AND TURMERIC POTATO GRATIN

https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/media-centre/blog/rosie-birketts-fairtrade-coconut-milk-and-turmeric-potato-gratin/

The pudding!

WILL TORRENT’S ESPRESSO MOCHA BROWNIES WITH COFFEE CREAM

https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/media-centre/blog/espresso-mocha-brownies-with-coffee-cream-recipe/

Speak Out

Stand with human rights defenders

Companies around the world are benefiting from the exploitation of people and our common home, often to provide cheap products to affluent countries. This isn’t right. But we can all do something about this: call for new legislation now!

Please ask our MP to back a new Business, Human Rights and Environment Act to hold UK companies to account when they fail to prevent human rights and environmental abuses.

Around the world, communities who work with CAFOD are experiencing the impacts of climate change, human rights abuses and environmental destruction linked to the activities and supply chains of UK companies.

 

“We need to strengthen national and international legislation to regulate the activities of extractive companies and ensure access to justice for those affected”

Pope Francis’ message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation 2020