Laudato Si’ Centre launches #hearthecry campaign ahead of COP27

This autumn, leading figures from around the world will be gathering in Egypt for critical talks on the climate crisis and we’re asking schools and families to join our campaign to speak out for our common home.

With just weeks to go until COP27 (the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference), we’re determined to make our concerns for the future of our planet heard loud and clear.

As the UK passes over COP presidency to Egypt, we strive to continue that legacy as this important conference gathers once again on 7th November.

Here at the Laudato Si’ Centre, we’re kickstarting a campaign to highlight the impact the climate crisis is having on our common home and our brothers and sisters around the world, and we’re inviting schools across the area to join us.

Keeping the teaching of Pope Francis in Laudato Si’ at the heart of this campaign, we’re using the hashtag #hearthecry to join our voices together to send a powerful message to world leaders at COP27.

We’re inviting you to join us by creating posters presenting your hopes of greener energy or cleaner seas, or your concerns around pollution or deforestation, and sharing them on social media using the hashtag #hearthecry from Monday 31st October.

Colour-in templates are also available to download by clicking here.

We ask you to be kind to our planet throughout the campaign, using recycled or sustainable products wherever possible.

Once your final posters are complete, please do share on your school or parent/guardian’s social media using the #hearthecry and tagging in @laudatosicentre. You can also email them to us at

Thank you for joining us in our campaign and taking action to build a greener, fairer future for all.