The Letter

A Better Future

A better future is in our hands.

We Can Solve This

The System Is Broken

  • Addressing the planetary crisis can improve the health, security, and future prospects of all people on Earth.
  • A warmer planet means a greater risk of extreme weather. This leads to a greater risk of hunger and sickness. Migration and conflict follow.

  • The loss of biodiversity, a “great extinction,” threatens God’s creation and the production of food and medicine.

A Better Way

  • All major faith traditions–7 in 10 people on Earth–encourage us to care for our common home.

  • Catholics alone–1 in 6 people on Earth–stand on decades of papal teaching about urgent action on the ecological crisis.

  • We have strength in our values and each other.

We Have The Power

  • The tools to protect our common home are already with us.

  • Families are committed to solving the planetary crisis for the people they love

  • About 4 in 10 people on Earth are under age 25. They are standing up for the future of our common home.

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Learn more about the foundations of The Letter

Read Laudato Si'

Read Pope Francis’ letter to “every person living on Earth” We invite you to use the “Laudato Si’ Reading Plan”

Download An Infographic About Climate Change

Get a colorful, printable infographic that shows how the climate crisis is affecting us.

Download An Infographic About Biodiversity

Get a colorful, printable infographic that shows how the biodiversity crisis is affecting us.

Learn How Climate Change Is Already Affecting Your Region

See the science on climate impacts and adaptations in your region

Learn How Biodiversity Loss Is Already Affecting Your Region

See the science on biodiversity impacts in your region

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