Loyola University Maryland

Sustainability

St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor

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The St. Francis Pledge at Loyola

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In July of 2015, Loyola University Maryland became an official signatory of the Catholic Climate Covenant's St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor. As a university we have committed to pray, reflect, and act on climate change. Below you will find resources to help you learn more about climate change and the pledge to make your own commitment to care for creation and the poor.

Pledge to pray, act, and advocate to solve climate change by taking the St. Francis Pledge as an individual.

PRAY

Pray and reflect on the duty to care for God’s Creation and protect the poor and vulnerable. 

LEARN

Learn about and educate others on the causes and moral dimensions of environmental degradation and climate change.

ASSESS

Assess how we — as individuals and in our families, parishes and other affiliations — contribute to environmental degradation and climate change by our own energy use, consumption, waste, etc. 

ACT

Act to change our choices and behaviors to reduce the ways we contribute to environmental degradation and climate change.

ADVOCATE

Advocate for Catholic principles and priorities in environmental and climate change discussions and decisions, especially as they impact those who are poor and vulnerable.
  • Further climate change advocacy resources from the Catholic Climate Covenant.