Good Reading: Mercy and the Degradation of Earth
Guiding Group

Open Letter to Global Leaders – A Healthy Planet for Healthy People: Call to Action from the Planetary Emergency Partnership*: Emerging from the Planetary Emergency and partnering between People and Nature

Published 26 March 2020

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Access the list of Speakers here
Matthew’s Beatitudes & Catherine McAuley in Dialogue with Earth’s Distress: Veronica Lawson rsm
Laudato Si Week:16-24 May 2020
Amazonian Synod

The Special Synod on the Amazon: A Call to the Universal Church to Consider New Pathways and an Integral Ecology: Sheila Curran rsm

First published in Mercy eNews, Issue #837, 17 September 2019

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A Short Reflection on the Post- Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of the Holy Father Francis, 'Querida Amazonia': Sheila Curran rsm

First published in Mercy eNews, Issue #854, 17 February 2020

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Struggling Together after the Pan-Amazon Synod: Sheila Curran rsm

Firtst published in Doctrine and Life, March 2020

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Ecological Reading of Scripture

Elaine Wainwright rsm has completed an ecological reading of each of the Gospels. These can be accessed in the Library on our website. Use the search term 'Wainwright'

Included here is Sr Elaine's ecological reading of the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12)

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Catherine McAuley and Earth

First published in Mercy eNews, Issue #667, 20 April 2016

Catherine McAuley and Earth: Mary C. Sullivan rsm

Download the article here (A4)
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Catalina McAuley y Nuestra Tierra: Mary C. Sullivan rsm

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Our Shining Lamps and Today's All-Encompassing Eighth Work of Mercy: Mary C. Sullivan rsm

First published in 2018

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Catholic Social Teaching & Care for Earth

Catholic Social Teaching and Care for the Earth by Neil Darragh

First published in Tui Motu, November 2016

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COVID-19 and Degradation of Earth

How the coronavirus crisis is helping improve the environment across the world: SBS News

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First Person: COVID-19 is not a silver lining for the climate, says UN Environment chief

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What Can We Learn From Covid-19 to Help With Climate Change? Earth Institute, Columbia University

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Seven reflections on the Coronavirus Emergency from an Ecological perspective:
Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam SDB, Coordinator of the Sector on Ecology in the Vatican Dicastery for promoting Integral Human Development

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Religion and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Environmental Health: Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World affairs

Published online April 2020

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Earth Day

Earth Day 2019 Reflection: "The Earth is God's" : Veronica Lawson rsm

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Earth Day - It's Still On: Suzanne Gallagher rsm

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On 50 Years of Having Mercy on Earth: Anne Curtis rsm

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Laudato Si'

Compilation of resources for engaging with Laudato Si'

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Laudato Si' Prayer Resources: Mercy Partners Queensland

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Laudato Si' Week 2020

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For Papatūānuku – Mother Earth by Nadine Anne Hura

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We invite your contributions of something you have read or seen or heard elsewhere that really connects with this process, ‘that's too good to keep to yourself’.

Messages to: MGP Guiding Group

Te invitamos a que nos envíes tus contribuciones de algo que hayas leído, visto u oído en otro lugar que realmente esté relacionado con este proceso, `que sea demasiado bueno para que te lo guardes para ti mismo'.

Mensajes a: Grupo de guiado MGP