RESOURCES FOR 

CARING FOR
OUR COMMON HOME

Dear Friends, The warming of Earth’s climate is among the most complex and urgent challenges facing life on Earth. We are witness to historic weather events — an onslaught of snow, sleet, and freezing rain in Texas, unheard of heatwaves in the Pacific Northwest, and tinderbox conditions in California, with the number of fires for 2021 already outpacing last year's historic fire season. Similar weather events are being seen around the world. 

More than 90 percent of scientists who study Earth’s climate agree that the planet is warming and that humans are the primary cause. The majority of Americans also now believe that humans contribute to climate change. But whether the science regarding climate change is agreed upon, disputed, or ignored, there is another source of knowledge that knows something of the truth: our souls.

The Spirit calls us to honor our interconnectedness with and interdependence on all of creation. Stillpoint will periodically update this page with resource you can use to nurture a deep sense of connection with our world and all living things. 

LAUDATO SI: THE POPE'S ENCYCLICAL ON OUR COMMON HOME
Read the Pope's Encyclical on climate change, The Papal letter takes its name from the invocation of St Francis of Assisi: "Laudato si', mi' Signore" which in the Canticle of Creatures reminds us just how inseparable the bond is between concern for nature, justice for the poor, commitment to society, and interior peace". Also, watch a video on Pope Francis's prayer for the earth. 

 ENCYCLICAL 
 PDF VERSION
VIDEO PRAYER

WORLD FAITH STATEMENTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT
Read the official statements on the environment from the world's major faith traditions.

FAITH STATEMENTS

PRAYER RESOURCE
A Lectio Divina prayer resource for Our Common Home
Experience the Bible as Living Word. Engage in loving conversation with the One. For personal practice or prayer group.

RESOURCE PDF

SPEAKER EVENT 
John Phillip Newell Livestream Event 
Join Stillpoint as John Phillip introduces his new book Sacred Earth Sacred Soul with a focus on Celtic Wisdoms for this time.

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PRAYER VIDEO
A Native Hope  Prayer for Earth 
Spend a few minutes of sacred silence viewing a Native American prayer for our common home featuring beautiful photos of all forms of creation. 

WATCH