season of creation

1ST SEPTEMBER - 4TH OCTOBER 2020

The Season of Creation – an ecumenical movement celebrated by the World Council of Churches along with the Catholic Church – begins every year on 1st September, the World Day of Prayer for the Care for Creation, and ends on the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi on 4th October. It is a time to heal and renew our relationship with our common home through prayer and action.

 

The theme for 2020 is Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope. This year’s Season of Creation is a time to consider the integral relationship between rest for the Earth (i.e. Jubilee cf. Leviticus 25:11-12), and ecological, economic, social, and political ways of living.

Below are reflections for each day of the Season of Creation that are based on the Vatican document Aqua Fons Vitae (Water is a Source of Life) Orientations on Water, symbol of the cry of the poor and the cry of the Earth released by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development in March 2020. The reflections are intended to create awareness among people on issues related to water and challenges local churches to act upon the given guidance and suggestions.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2020
RIGHTS OF WORKERS AT SEA AND SEAFARERS
AQUA FONS VITAE
The human rights of all workers at sea, as well as those in the entire naval
sector, including the people who deal with the disposal of ships, must be protected… Seafarers must be granted long enough periods on land to be with their family without losing their jobs, and they must be allowed to have access to medical treatment or religious assistance.

REFLECTION

Should the Church speak about human rights and the rights of workers? Are we aware about the Social Teachings or the Social Doctrine of the Church? What do we know about it?

ACTIVITY

Should the Church speak about human rights and the rights of workers? Are we aware about the Social Teachings or the Social Doctrine of the Church? What do we know about it?

PRAYER

Should the Church speak about human rights and the rights of workers? Are we aware about the Social Teachings or the Social Doctrine of the Church? What do we know about it?
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