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Laudato Si Guyana hosts environmental camp

May 10, 2017
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In response to Pope Francis’ urgent call to take “swift and unified global action” on issues such as consumerism, irresponsible development, environmental degradation and global warming, Laudato Si Guyana continued their monthly activities of visiting different parishes, engaging in environmental activities and helping to spread the word of Laudato Si.

Over the past year, Laudato Si Guyana has been engaged in several activities to spread environmental awareness, support local environmental activities, connect people together, encourage others to join its cause and challenge the perception that religious and environmental life are separate concepts.

According to a Catholic Standard report, one of the major recent activities was the hosting of an environmental camp March 10–12 at Camp Kayuka.

The camp activities included Stations of the Cross, a scavenger hunt, and the viewing of an environmental animated movie, ‘The Lorax’ to trigger deep-rooted discussions about the themes of man and the natural world, greed and selfishness, compassion and forgiveness.

Laudato Si Guyana continued their activities by visiting the Holy Spirit parish April 2. The parish welcomed the members of the group and others from different parishes, who came to plant some greenery on the parish compound.

Much joy was shared during this activity bringing youths closer together and helping to further care for our common home. Fr Godfrey Veerasammy SJ concluded the activity by blessing the plants.