Taking the St. Francis Pledge commits you or your organization to respond to the moral call for action on climate change. By pledging, you commit to praying, acting, and advocating to solve climate change. How you fulfill those commitments is up to you. A printable explanation of the St. Francis Pledge is available here.
A few ideas for how to fulfill the Pledge commitments
As an individual or a group, set a regular time to prayerfully consider your contribution to climate change.
Pray for the resolve to lessen your impact.
Pray with Pope Francis' Laudato Si'.
Discern how your community's liturgy can reflect a care for creation and the poor.
Educate yourself and others on the issue of climate change.
Calculate your carbon footprint.
Consider some cost-free ways to lower your energy use.
Investigate renewable options.
Learn how climate affects the vulnerable.
Share this pledge with family and friends.
Discuss your views with your pastor.
Let your local, state, and federal officials know that you are concerned about climate change.
Our Creation Care teams help you implement the Pledge on an ongoing basis.
Participating in a team is free of charge.
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Over 10,000 individuals and families and 75 institutions have taken the St. Francis Pledge. They commit to living out their Catholic values through deep reflection, concrete action, and advocacy. Those who take the pledge show resolve and constancy in living the way of St. Francis and seeking a right place in creation, day after day.
National Catholic OrganizationsAfrica Faith and Justice Network
Health Care System
InternationalArchdiocese of Ottawa
Dioceses and Archdioceses (PDF)Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Religious CommunitiesHoly Cross Abbey, Berryville, VA
Colleges and UniversitiesAquinas College (Grand Rapids, MI)