“Climate change is a global problem with grave implications: environmental, social, economic, political and for the distribution of goods. It represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day. Its worst impact will probably be felt by developing countries in coming decades.” Laudato Si', 15
Living Laudato Si’ Philippines is an inter-faith Catholic lay-initiated movement calling on Philippine financial institutions to divest from coal plants and other environmentally harmful activities.
We encourage people, especially the Catholic community, to proudly wave the green flag for the environment and live by the Church’s social teachings.
One strategic way to address this sad reality is to tell the appointed stewards of our financial resources to withhold deposits, investments, and loans to institutions that are engaged in or enable the growth of businesses and ventures that harm the environment.
With this, we are calling on our Catholic institutions—our parishes, our dioceses, our religious orders, our schools, our Catholic communities—to come together and make our voices heard in the most powerful way we can today.
This initiative is anchored towards its mandate to promote sustainable development and counter environmental degradation. It is a mirror of Pope Francis’ visions to save the earth through the strength of collective action. Hence, we must
Divest for sustainablity and invest in our Common Home.
To understand Pope Francis’ message, click the links below to read Laudato Si’.