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T&T is first Global Catholic Climate Movement Chapter in English-speaking Caribbean

Trinidad and Tobago is now the home of the official Chapter of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM).

The GCCM is an international, ecological movement of Catholics comprising religious congregations, lay consecrated communities, parishes, individuals, groups, and institutions.

This national chapter officially represents the GCCM and supports its mission “to turn Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ encyclical into action for climate justice, by undergoing our own ecological conversion, transforming our lifestyles, and calling for bold public policies together with the wider climate movement”.

The founding member organisation of GCCMTT is The Franciscan Institute for Personal and Family Development, a ministry of the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother.

Sr Julie Marie Peters SSM who is the Director of the Franciscan Institute will serve as the Chapter President.

A special launch is held on Friday, May 21, as part of the Laudato Si’ Week Global Action Day for Our Common Home campaign.

Members of the Steering Committee, partner organisations and GCCM Secretariat for North America and Latin America were to take part in this historic launch as this is the first time a GCCM chapter is being formed in the English-speaking Caribbean. GCCMTT will begin accepting members from July.

Interested persons, groups and organisations can email or

Visit social media @GCCMTT on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram for more information.