Live in Solidarity Live Simply Live Sustainably
‘responsibility within creation and our duties towards nature and the Creator are an essential part of our faith’
– Pope Francis in Laudato Si –
In response to Pope Francis’ call in Laudato Si, “responsibility within creation and our duties towards nature and the Creator are an essential part of our faith”, we have accepted our duty to embark on CAFOD’s ‘LiveSimply’ journey.
At Holy Rood, we endeavour to ‘live simply’ and care for the God’s creation to be best of our ability. As God’s children, we accept our responsibility as a school community to respond to the Church’s call to live simply, sustainably and in solidarity with the world’s poorest. Through our rigorous and robust curriculum, our children understand the complexity of the ecological crisis, which is both social (global poverty, injustice and social inequality) and environment (climate change, species loss, pollution of land, sea and air). Further to this, the children of Holy Rood understand that Jesus lived and preached a simple, humble life and our duty, as the Body of Christ, to take meaningful action on the ecological crisis our world faces today. By living out our Catholic Social Teachings, we have and will continue to take meaningful action on this world crisis by working collectively (with our school community) to provide opportunities to have a positive impact on the social and environmental issues currently facing the world.