As part of the Season of Creation (1st Sept-4th Oct) ,Friar Esmond Chua, OFM challenges three youths to a 72 hours Eco-Friendly Challenge. Will they be able to survive their individual challenges? Watch the video to find out how our youths did on this challenge and learn how our faith plays an integral part in living a sustainable lifestyle and caring for our common home.
Why do we, as Christians, have a share in the responsibility of caring for our common home? How are we praising God through the caring for creation?
Friar Derrick sheds light on Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, helping us to understand the heart of our faith. It is through our identity as God’s creation, that we recognise all of creation are our brothers and sisters, for God is our Creator and through Him we were made.
As we celebrate the annual Season of Creation every September, may we truly realise how caring for creation is an integral part of living out our faith.
Catch ‘𝗢𝗳𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝘂𝗹𝗽𝗶𝘁’ with Friar Esmond Chua,OFM discussing the ‘World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation’ (1st Sept). Friar Esmond is currently in charge of the Office of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation(JPIC) of the Custody of St Anthony (Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei).
Rising sea levels. Droughts. Floods. Disrupted food supply. The severity and urgency of climate change is upon us. Yet, do we see the need for change in our lifestyle, the way we produce and consume? Pope Francis, in his encyclical Laudato si‘, calls all of us to take “swift and unified global action”. But is Laudato si’ just about climate change and ecological issues? How about integral ecology? If we look deeper, “ultimately what kind of world do we want to leave behind, in terms of its general direction, its meaning and its values? We need to see that what is at stake is our own dignity.”
Join the speakers as they share their own personal experiences and the teachings of the Catholic Church on how we can change our imminent future – not just the climate, but the world we live in.
Speakers: Friar Derrick Yap, Custos for the Custody of St Anthony (Malaysia–Singapore–Brunei) Joseph Teo, Singapore’s Chief Negotiator for Climate Change, Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment Wilson Ang, Founding President, Environmental Challenge Organisation (Singapore) Mark Tang, Caritas Board Member and Chair, Caritas Young Adults Committee