Development and Peace is engaging a new generation of young people in Catholic Social Teachings by delving deeply into the causes of poverty and injustice and mobilizing students towards actions for change. We are proud to share with you these extensive resources on Laudato Si and our campaign For Our Common Home!
Module 1: Introduction to Care For Our Common Home
Adaptable for grades 8-12, these lessons are designed to move students into deeper analysis and understanding of the ecological crisis in the Amazon biome (linking the cry of the earth with the cry of the poor), and to equip them with the critical and creative thinking process needed for engaging confidently and courageously as responsible citizens with a Catholic lens. Module One, with its focus on worldview, the application of Catholic Social Teaching, and Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, provides the cornerstones for the structured learning in Module Two.
M1.1 Understanding Worldview and Humanity’s relationship to the rest of Creation
M1.2 Introduction to Laudato Si’
M1.3 For Our Common Home An Indigenous Lens
M1.4 The Lens of Catholic Social Teaching (CST) & Human Dignity
M1.5 Catholic Social Teaching & Solidarity
M1.6 Catholic Social Teaching & Preferential Option for the Poor
M1.7 Catholic Social Teaching & Care for Creation
M1.8 Catholic Social Teaching & Rights and Responsibilities
M1.9 Applied Catholic Social Teaching & Essential Citizenship
M1.10 Creating the Classroom Kinship Covenant
Module Two: A Response For Our Common Home
Module Two brings to life the Development and Peace Share Lent campaign – For our Common Home: A Future of the Amazon is a Future for All. This Module is conceived as applied citizenship through a Catholic Lens, with the intent of building and strengthening Essential Citizenship Competencies (Concentus Citizenship Foundation) within the campaign focus.
M2.0 Sacred Spaces (an optional introductory)
M2.1 Integral Ecology
M2.3 Actions and Agents of Solidarity
M2.6 Towards Ecological Conversion