Free Resources

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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CATHOLIC COALITION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

climate logoThe Center for Ministry Development and the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change partnered together to produce these six gathered youth nights for high school youth. For more information on the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change, visit their website: www.CatholicClimateCovenant.org.

 

A Carbon Footprint

By Jane Angha

This 90-minute session explains some of the science behind climate change, bust myths, and help participants face climate change with faith and reason, science, and prudence.Youth have an opportunity to create positive solutions and action steps to impact their homes, schools and communities.

A Dream for the World

By Joan Weber

As people of faith, Catholics believe that God invites us into an intimate relationship with God, each other, and God's creation. We live in covenant with God, and part of the covenant is being in right relationship with creation. This 90-minute session is designed to introduce participants to the Catholic perspective on climate change and to give the young people and their parents or guardians an overview of the topics being covered.

Climate Change: Our Church Has Something to Say

By Joan Weber

As people of faith, Catholics believe the issue of climate change is not just about politics, economics, or interest groups, but it is primarily about the protection of God's creation. Climate change is a moral issue for people of faith because it makes the lives of poor people more vulnerable. Our faith calls us to act and advocate for the "least" among us. This 90-minute session introduces youth to the Catholic response to climate change and to highlight how the global issue especially impacts the lives of those who are already struggling with poverty.

Climate Change: Stories of Hope

By Susan Searle

This 90-minute session introduces youth to the pressing issue of climate change affecting our planet. However, instead of focusing on the negative and often scary issues around climate change, this session takes a more hopeful and inspiring approach. This session centers on individuals and organizations that are striving to improve environmental conditions and care for God's creation.

Operation Impact

By Jane Angha

This session for all ages is designed to encourage participants to make little changes in their lives and lifestyles that will have a big impact on the environment and the future of the planet. Participants will examine the causes and consequences of climate change, their personal connections and contributions to it, and how to reduce and reverse their carbon footprint. They will also learn about the Catholic Church's teachings on this issue.

The Human Face of Climate Change

By Susan Searle

As people of faith, Catholics believe the issue of climate change is not just about politics, economics, or interest groups but rather it is an issue regarding the protection of God's creation. Climate change is a moral issue for people of faith because it especially compromises the poor. Our faith calls us to act and advocate for the "least" among us. This ninety-minute session is designed to introduce youth to the Catholic response to climate change and to highlight how the global issue especially impacts the lives of those who are already struggling with poverty.