Our prayer and concern this week lies in the oldest living ecosystems on the planet, the rainforests- only 6% of Earth’s land surface but home to over half of all known plant and animal species as well as Indigenous people living in balance with nature. And yet, vast areas are being deforested each year for timber, palm plantations, and cattle grazing. “Each year sees the disappearance of thousands of plant and animal species which we will never know...because they have been lost forever. The great majority become extinct for reasons related to human activity. Because of us, thousands of species will no longer give glory to God by their very existence. We have no such right” [LS 33]. A powerful statement- Thank you, Pope Francis! Our Week #10 Way to Care for Creation is to conserve rainforests through awareness and by avoiding products that cause their
including palm oil (palmitates) and imported beef.

For more information contact Mary Tankersley ([email protected]) or the OLOF Care for Creation Ministry, or laudatosimovement.org