Sustainable Development Goals/Laudato Si’

Are you interested in participating in the discussion of the parallels between the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals and Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical Laudato Si’? Are you willing to take part in an international dialogue to celebrate the commonalities of both of these initiatives? Are you willing to give your time, talent, and expertise to a cause that can change understandings of ministry in churches and faiths all around the world? Are you a person seeking to become part of a movement bigger than yourself? If so, come join us today.

Goal 1• No Poverty

End all types of poverty everywhere

Discuss how no poverty relates to Laudato Si’.

Goal 2 • Zero Hunger

End hunger, obtain reliable food sources, enhance nutrition, and foster sustainable agriculture

Pope Francis agrees that we need to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030.

Goal 3 • Good Health and Well-Being

Secure healthy living and advocate for the health, prosperity, and well-being of all people, at all ages, all around the world

Good health and well-being is a major underlying theme in Laudato Si’. Don’t you agree?

Goal 4 • Quality Education

Guarantee inclusive and impartial quality education and develop lasting learning opportunities for all

See what others have to say about the Pope’s view on the importance of quality education.

Goal 5 • Gender Equality

Recognize gender equality and empower all women and girls

Discuss how recognizing the equality of all women to men is important for all.

Goal 6 • Clean Water and Sanitation

Assure accessibility and sustainable operation of water and sanitation for all

“ Yet access to safe drinkable water is a basic and universal human right, since it is essential to human survival and, as such, is a condition for the exercise of other human rights.” Pope Francis states. Don’t you agree?

Goal 7 • Affordable and Clean Energy

Ensure access to affordable, dependable, sustainable, and state-of-the-art energy for all

Affordable and clean energy leads people to happier and healthier lives, which can help them live up to their fullest potential.

Goal 8 • Decent Work and Economic Growth

Stimulate continuous, all-encompassing, and sustainable economic growth, effective and efficient employment, and decent work for all

The dignity of all people should be respected, even in the workplace – a major talking point in Laudato Si’.

Goal 9 • Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Create long-lasting infrastructure, boost inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and promote innovation

Sustainable creation of industry, innovation, and infrastructure is so important to people living wholesome and fulfilling lives.

Goal 10 • Reduced Inequalities

Minimize inequality within and amongst all nations

We all must address the issue of inequality within and amongst nations. Let’s discuss its importance to understanding of nations’ behavior directly contrasting Jesus’ actions, according to Laudato Si’.

Goal 11 • Sustainable Cities and Communities

Establish cities and human communities as places of inclusion, security, strength, and sustainability

Safe, resilient, and secure cities are important for human development. See what others are saying on this topic!

Goal 12 • Responsible Consumption and Production

Institute the use of sustainable consumption and production methods

The UN’s desire to consume and produce effectively and efficiently parallels Pope Francis’ emphasis on improving consumption and production efforts. Let’s see what other people say!

Goal 13 • Climate Action

Take immediate steps to battle climate change and its effects

The issue of climate change cannot be ignored. Let’s discuss the commonalities of our beliefs and how we can address this issue together.

Goal 14 • Life Below Water

Preserve and sustainably utilize the oceans, seas, and other marine materials for sustainable development

We cannot forget that we are stewards of God’s creation on earth and we must take care of what is below the water.

Goal 15 • Life on Land

Protect, mend, and promote sustainable use of terrestrial environments, sustainably take care of forests, resist desertification, and stop and reverse land degradation and terminate biodiversity loss

The earth is our home and we are called to take care of it, by Pope Francis and the United Nations.

Goal 16 • Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

Advocate for peaceful and inclusive world communities for sustainable development, make justice accessible and available for all, and institute efficient, trustworthy, and inclusive organizations at all levels

Promoting peace, justice, and strong institutions for Catholicism and the UN must be discussed in order to be done. Join in the conversation here!

Goal 17 • Partnerships for the Goals

Enhance the methods of application and reinvigorate the global partnership for the goals of working towards sustainable development

The Vatican and the UN share a common goal of gaining partnerships towards the achievement of these goals. Click here to see how it is being done.

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