Written on: January 27, 2017
In his encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, Pope Francis says that
“Climate change is a global problem with grave implications…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” (LS, 25).
Pope Francis also reminds Catholics in Laudato Si’ that caring for creation is an essential part of our faith (LS, 64), and he calls upon world leaders to work together to solve the climate crisis.
With President-elect Trump in office, now is the time for Catholics to respond to the message of Pope Francis’s encyclical. Please urge President Trump to honor the Paris Agreement. This agreement is the world’s best chance at addressing the climate crisis before it is too late. We hope you will take just a few minutes to sign the petition asking Trump not to withdraw from the agreement and that you will consider sharing the petition with your friends, family, and neighbors.
For a copy of the petition to use for collecting signatures in person click here:Petition to Honor the Paris Agreement.
For more a toolkit of actions you can take click here:Trump Petition Toolkit (note: this was prepared prior to January 20, so be aware that the language includes “President-elect” and other references prior to the inauguration.