Peace of Christ. I hope all of you are keeping safe during this pandemic.
I am pleased to share with you the launch of a new 5-year Malaysia-wide campaign by the Creation Justice Commission (CJC) which has been sanctioned by ALL the Bishops of Malaysia. It is called the PROTECT OUR EARTH, PROTECT OUR CHILDREN CAMPAIGN - in short, the "PROTEC" CAMPAIGN.
The PROTEC Campaign is aimed at protecting humankind from self-destruction (LS 79) and ensuring intra and intergenerational justice for current and future generations (LS 159-162). We need to deepen our gratitude for all of creation while enhancing ecological spirituality and turn it into practical action. The Covid-19 pandemic should not detract us from ecological action; in fact, it should strengthen our resolve to advance creation justice and stop ecological destruction. Climate Change and the loss of biodiversity are larger existential crises that threaten the very fabric of life on Earth.
Ecological Action is Imperative. The PROTEC Campaign will focus on one different theme each year, meaning five (5) different themes over five (5) years for the whole country. This campaign takes off in this Laudato Si' Special Anniversary Year as declared by the Vatican.
Details are as follows:
The Bishops of Malaysia earnestly call upon all parishes, religious congregations, church organisations /offices/ houses of formation, and all the faithful to implement and promote the recommended practices to save all life on Earth.
We sincerely request that all of you will support this campaign by carrying out the following in your parishes and religious institutions:
Please feel free to contact me or your parish Creation Justice Ministry teams for any help in
promoting this campaign.
All creation rightly gives thanks to you for your action in love and protection of creation.
In our Lord,
Fr. Bernard Hyacinth Arputhasamy, SJ
Creation Justice Commission
Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur