Josephite Earth Sustainability Charter

We are proud to launch online the Josephite Earth Sustainability Charter.

Context of the Josephite Earth Sustainability Charter:

  • Recognition that all members of the human community are invited to live in increasingly sustainable ways;
  • As members of a religious community we are called to forms of sustainability which link with our faith tradition;
  • Pope Francis’s 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si, situates our faith response and lived reality as being inseparable and integral;
  • With the encouragement of the CLT, the Congregational Eco-Spirituaity Team has thus developed the Charter as a resource which connects Josephite Charism and sustainability in ways which reflect the integral ecology framework of Laudato Si;
  • Our Josephite document, based on the Laudato Si framework, was developed through a consultative process within the Congregational EcoSpirituality Team from July 2018 to April 2019.

The resultant Josephite Earth Sustainability Charter is a living document and a further step in encouraging all within the Josephite community toward increasingly sustainable practices.

Josephite Earth Sustainability Prayer

Josephite Earth Sustainability Charter