- 09 December 2015
- by Nyambura Gichuki
- Category: Blog
Our Common Home, the Earth
The Vatican displayed projected images of the natural world on the façade of St. Peter’s Basilica, in St. Peter’s Square on 8th December 2015, during the event, Illuminating Our Common Home: Fiat Lux.
The public art display formed a visual story inspired by the themes of climate change, human dignity and the earth's living creatures in the Encyclical Letter “Laudato Si” of Pope Francis; in which he wrote, “What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?”
The art showed the interdependency of humanity and all life on earth with the planet, in order to educate and encourage positive action and reform around the climate crisis. Together with the World Bank Group and other partners, the Vatican gave an urgent call to all leaders and citizens of the world, to join and celebrate a global movement to protect Our Common Home, the Earth, and all of its living creatures.
With only a couple of days left to the conclusion of the ongoing negotiations at COP 21 – the Paris Conference on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC);
End Child Poverty joins in the call for climate change action and climate justice, recognising that the current consequences of climate change disproportionately affect the poor and the younger generation.
Children and youth form 30% of the world’s population. They're the largest group of people currently affected by climate change. And they are the generation that will deal with the worst future impacts of climate change.
The full story and photos appear on Our Common Home