MANILA, Sept. 4, 2015 – Everyone who wants to learn more about Laudato Si’ and guide others in grasping its message are invited to attend a series of free talks on the encyclical starting on Saturday, Sept. 5, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., 4th floor, Arzobispado de Manila, Intramuros.
“This is a workshop method, that is why we plan to come out with a material which they can use in their communities and in parish studies on Laudato Si’,” said Lou Arsenio, coordinator of the Archdiocese of Manila (RCAM)’s Ministry on Ecology and one of the founding members of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM).
In an interview, she told CBCP News the special lecture series is free and seeks to give participants a deeper understanding of the environmental encyclical as well as to help them encourage others understand its content.
For the first session, Arsenio shared participants will be given an overview and an introduction to Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ encyclical “on the care of our common home.”
The lecture series is set to run for four consecutive Saturdays of the ongoing Season of Creation.
According to Arsenio, those who will successfully complete the course will receive certificates.
Interested parties are advised to confirm their attendance by calling (02) 562-34-70 or (02) 561-99-75.
Moreover, Arsenio is inviting lay collaborators who are willing to donate between four and six hours of their time weekly in collecting signatures for the GCCM’s Catholic Climate Petition in malls, parishes, and other public places in Metro Manila.
In line with this, there will be a briefing scheduled this Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. also at the 4th floor of Arzobispado de Manila, Intramuros.
To volunteer, call (+63)908-8690-211. (Raymond A. Sebastián / CBCP News)