Bringing Laudato sí to communities
In addition to its new name and new mission statement, the Laudato sí Movement also discerned a new identity statement which re-affirms its self-understanding as “a hybrid movement that brings together both organizations and grassroots members.” The new identity statement reads:
GCCM seeks to be a Spirit-led movement that brings Catholics together to fulfill its stated mission [listed above]. The movement brings together a wide range of Catholic (1) organizations and (2) grassroots members from around the world. These members walk together in synodality and communion with the universal Church on a journey of ecological conversion. Seeking unity in diversity, organizational and grassroots members come together to pray, collaborate and mobilize in response to the “cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.” Guided by a spirit of subsidiarity, when the time and context are right, they co-create or engage with local Laudato Si’ Circles and Chapters and connect with the global movement on a wide range of initiatives to bring Laudato Si’ to life.
In a statement announcing the changes, the Laudato sí Movement said, “With a new name, better-defined values, and a clearer mission statement, [the Movement] looks forward to amplifying how Catholics and people of good will all over the world bring Laudato si’ to life every day in their communities.” Source