International Mother Earth Day

Recognizing Mother Earth reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we all inhabit. The UN General Assembly has declared 22 April as International Mother Earth Day to recognize the responsibility we have to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a balance between economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations.

The words of Pope Francis in Laudato Si reinforce this message: “… our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us.” (para 1). Let us take some action to express our commitment to promoting harmony and balance in our lives and with nature.


Earth Day  2016