"Our commitment to communion and our solidarity with the poor and with the exploited Earth challenge us as individuals to personal lifestyle change. ... [W]e are called upon to use the resources entrusted to us for the life of the world." -"Called to Communion," Missionary Society of St. Columban
What is a "Creation Covenant"?
The God of creation is calling each of us to reconnect with the natural world and reexamine how our lifestyles affect its wellbeing. The Columban Creation Covenant is a guide to help you do just that.
By filling out the Columban Creation Covenant, you are making a commitment to the natural world. "How will I reconnect with God's creation?" "How will I live more simply and more sustainably?"
The Columban Creation Covenant is broken into four parts:
You're invited to think of one practical and specific commitment for each category. These can be discrete tasks that you do once (for example, "Read Pope Francis' Laudato Si'" for Prayer & Spirituality) or on-going lifestyle readjustments (for example, "Fast from meat at least two times a week" for Daily commitments for a "Greener" Lifestyle).
For examples of how you can fill out your Columban Creation Covenant, click on the links below.
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