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Faced as we are with global environmental deterioration, I wish to address every person living on this planet. (Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, 3)
On October 4th 2022, a Laudato Si’ movie, The Letter – A Message for our Earth, was launched in Rome. In just three weeks it had 8 million views on YouTube! The Letter, produced by the Laudato Si’ Movement, together with the Oscar and BAFTA-winning team Off the Fence, is a film-documentary which follows 5 courageous changemakers from different parts of our world as they tell their stories and bring hope to the global conversation to care more deeply for our common home. This is a movie which explores the brutal situation our world is in right now as we try to address the climate and biodiversity crises, and how ordinary people are doing what they can to make a difference.
Millions of people around the world have already watched The Letter online and we need you to help us arrange community screenings around Ireland and begin the conversation where you are.
Step 1: Register your screening here
Step 2: Let us know about your screening by emailing our Laudato Si’ officer: [email protected]. We are happy to support you with your event.
Step 3: Think about what you want to achieve by hosting this screening. Who you want to hear the message of The Letter? What would you like to see happen one week after this screening? One month after this screening?
Step 4: Invite people to make a personal pledge and a community pledge after the screening. You can order special postcards from us to help!
All of us can cooperate as instruments of God for the care of creation, each according to his or her own culture, experience, involvements and talents. (Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ 14).