Father José Andrés Tamayo
Father José Andrés Tamayo
The Laudato Si' Movement Common Care for Our Common Home
The Laudato Si' MovementCommon Care for Our Common Home 

Africa - Laudato Si Practise

Father Godfrey Nzamujo and his team were able to restore apparently barren soil to fertile soil without using chemicals. This was done by listening to nature, taking it as a reference point and developing initiatives adapted to the local context. Helped by science, humans found both their capacity for innovation and communion with nature. The Chapter meeting of The Community of Chemin Neuf in August 2016 voted in favour of a resolution which commits it to implementing agricultural solutions which respect humans, the environment and our planet's resources, particularly on the land which is farmed belonging to the community's abbeys and properties. This film is a first contribution to this process. This film is made by the Chemin Neuf Community for the International Ecumenical Fraternity, 'Net for God'.

The Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa

The Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA) is the platform for all young Catholics in Africa, promoting responsible stewardship of the environment.

 

The network aims to achieve this through:

 

  • Education and awareness creation – We are preparing a youth toolkit on climate change that draws from scripture, Ignatian spirituality and Catholic social teaching.
  • Networking and advocacy training – We seek to establish and build relationships with like-minded partners, and to train young Catholics in advocacy on environmental sustainability, and to link different initiatives on the continent.
  • Encouraging and supporting concrete action plans at the local level – We endeavor to encourage young people to act in their parishes, schools and within their youth movements by developing appropriate sustainable practices to conserve resources.

International Conference on the Occasion of the 4th Anniversary of Laudato Si’ & 5th Anniversary CYNESA 

The Second International Conference on Laudato Si’ was held on July 15-16, 2019 at the UN Office at Nairobi to commemorate the 4th anniversary of the encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home, and the 5th official anniversary of the Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA).  The theme of the conference was, Laudato Si Generation: Young People Caring for our Common Home. The conference brought together around 300 participants drawn from 50 countries around the world and representing diverse religions and faiths (including Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus), spiritual institutions such as the Brahma Kumaris, governments, intergovernmental entities, students, scientists, politicians, and indigenous people (Source CYNESA)

 

Conference Organizers:

  • The Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
  • UN Environment
  • Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA) 
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Africa 

Supporting Partners
Catholic Climate Covenant – www.catholicclimatecovenant.org
Partnerships for Change – www.partnershipsforchange.org

Report -Second Laudato Si’ International Conference 2019
International Conference on the 4th Anniversary of the Encyclical Letter Laudato Si', and the 5th Anniversary of the Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA)
Second Laudato Si’ International Confere[...]
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