Working to protect our common home for generations to come
The Roman Catholic Church teaches us the Earth and all creation are a gift from God, given to be shared by all of us, including future generations. This is one of the seven principles of Catholic Social Teaching.
1,600 years ago, Saint Augustine taught that following Christ involves a concern for the common good. As Augustine states in the Rule which governs the Augustinian way of life, the more concerned we are about the common good, the more progress we have made in our spiritual journey (Rule, V).
Both Augustine and Catholic Social Teaching invite us to a discussion on care of the environment.
While there is considerable debate about the causes and extent of the ecological crisis, there is little debate over the fact that the environment has and continues to suffer damage. At the core of the discussion is therefore the question about how we as a human family will share the goods of the earth in the present while considering what we will pass on to future generations.
In the Augustinian general chapter of 2019, the Order of St. Augustine committed itself to promote education, reflection, and action related to environmental justice over the course of the next six years.
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This site is part of that commitment as it seeks to invite the faithful to prayer, dialogue, and action regarding the ecological crisis.
- Discover how the Augustinians are actively engaged in working to restore and protect our common home through care of the environment
- Discover opportunities to learn more about the environmental crisis and ways to take action