To open the Season of Creation, leaders of Christian traditions are uniting to issue a joint declaration and hold a joint prayer service.
Live streaming will be provided starting August 31.
The list of participants is here and a flyer with more details is here.
The program for the two-day event is below, with all times being local to Assisi:
Friday August 31st, 2018

  • 17.00: Welcoming participants at Vescovado of Assisi
  • 17.30-19.30: The prayer’s first step at the Room of Renunciation, with the reflections of leaders
  • 20.00-21.00: The prayer’s second step at the Basilica of St. Clare, chapel of St. Damian
Saturday September 1st, 2018

  • 08.30: Pilgrims’ reception at the Room of Renunciation
  • 08.45-09.15: The prayer’s third step at the Shrine of Renunciation
  • 09.15: Start of the pilgrimage from Assisi to Gubbio, now in its 10th anniversary
  • 10.00-11.00 The prayer’s fourth step outside the Upper Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi,  Joint Ecumenical Declaration on Creation
  • 11.00: Sending the spirit of St. Francis to COP24
The Season of Creation is led by an ecumenical steering committee:

  • Act Alliance
  • ARocha
  • Anglican Communion Environmental Network
  • Christian Aid
  • Lausanne/WEA Creation Care Network
  • Lutheran World Federation
  • Global Catholic Climate Movement
  • World Council of Churches
  • World Communion for Reformed Churches
  • World Evangelical Alliance