Renewing the oikos of God #KAIROSClimateAction
Today marks the beginning of KAIROS Climate Action Month and the Season of Creation (Sept 1-Oct 4). Thank you for tuning in for this season of connection, reflection, and action for the climate. This year, Climate Action Month unfolds as the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery; as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change releases yet another dire warning for the planet on climate change; as calls for truth and reconciliation reach new levels of urgency in Canada; and as Canadians prepares for a federal election.
This year, KAIROS will explore five weekly themes for Climate Action Month: Season of Creation (Week 1), Climate Ambition and Just Transition (Week 2), Indigenous Rights (Week 3), Global Climate Justice (Week 4), and Climate Solutions (Week 5). Every day, we will post content on a daily topic with resources to learn more. We’ll share new KAIROS resources, showcase the work of our members and global partners, and more. Every week we will feature actions that we can all take in support of the climate, Indigenous rights, and all of Creation.
The coinciding Season of Creation, which runs from September 1 (World Day of Prayer for Creation) to October 4 (St Francis of Assisi Day), is a time to renew our relationship with our Creation and all creation through repenting, repairing, and rejoicing together. This year’s theme A Home for All? Renewing the Oikos of God, invites us to consider the integral web of relationships that sustain the wellbeing of the Earth. Oikos is the root of the word oikumene, or ecumenical, which describes our ‘common home’, as Pope Francis calls it in Laudato Si’.
Season of Creation begins with the World Day of Prayer for Creation and that is where Climate Action month starts. We hope you will take a moment of reflection today with the Season of Creation 2021 Prayer