Caring for our Common Home | Universal Apostolic Preference

Creation today is crying out as never before, labouring to be set free (Romans 8). Today’s environmental crisis is impacting in a particular way on the poor and vulnerable. Action is needed urgently by Christians and by all people of good will. Whole nations and peoples need an ecological conversion if we are to be honest custodians of this wonderful planet. We can still change the course of history.

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The Church asks believers to work together to care for this planet and all of God's creation.  The response to the climate crisis requires the will of whole nations, however, each individual has a role to play in affecting this change.  On the Curia's website, learn what the Society of Jesus is already doing to care for the earth and how you can 'take action.' 

For young people, climate change is an especially important topic.  Loyola University Chicago is hosting the Climate Change Conference in a few weeks, bringing together students, faculty, and administrators to learn about the crisis and to network with others interested in finding the solution.  Find out how to register or become a sponsor!

EcoJesuit is an organization with a tagline "connecting Jesuits, people, and ecology."  At you will find resources, communication, collaboration handbooks, annual conference details, and more.  Join this network of Ignatian-inspired people with a shared goal of caring for our common home.


Spend some time today in prayer and reflection about our world using the Ecological Examen, a virtual Examen experience.  Or share this Examen in a group!

To challenge yourself to make personal changes that impact the health of the planet, join the Ignatian Solidarity Network's Ignatian Carbon Challenge.  You can also take part as a Lenten challenge.