Our response to injustice calls us to personal and social transformation
We see spirituality and justice as one and commit ourselves to live this out in all our relationships. Systemic evils deprive people of their intrinsic rights and working to help restore these rights is the work of justice.
Information from the Office of Peace, Justice and
the Integrity of Creation
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About Laudato Si’ Action Platform
The Laudato Si’ Action Platform is a unique collaboration between the Vatican, an international coalition of Catholic organizations, and “all men and women of goodwill.” (LS 3) Taking a truly ground-up approach, it is rooted in the strengths and realities of communities around the world, empowering all to take “decisive action, here and now” as we journey towards a better future together. (LS 161)
Action is urgently needed. Our Creator called the human family to be the steward of creation, but we have neglected that call. Our hotter, dirtier, deader planet is driving up the risk of suffering. The most vulnerable suffer above all.
At this kairos moment, we are responding to the call for healing in our relationships with God, our neighbors, and the Earth itself. Through the Laudato Si’ Action Platform, we are walking the “path to renewal” together (LS 202). More information about the specific goals can be found here.
Partners in Community Development: What: On Saturday February 12, 19, 26, 2022 an online free series of educational sessions will be offered online to address Mental Health in the Black Community.
When: Saturday February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2022 10:00am-11:30am EST
Where: Free online webinar via zoom and streamed live on Face Book. Register at www.tinyurl.com/bipocparent or watch live on FB page BIPOC Parent & Caregiver Mental Health Movement | Facebook
Join the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and the Inter-religious Working Group on Extractive Industries for a program with authors Robin Broad and John Cavanagh on Thursday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.
Register for the 75-minute program here. Interpretation will be provided for Spanish and English speakers.
“At a time when countless communities are resisting powerful corporations — from Flint, Michigan, to the Standing Rock Reservation, to Didipio in the Philippines, to the Gualcarque River in Honduras — The Water Defenders tells the inspirational story of a community that took on an international mining corporation at seemingly insurmountable odds and won not one but two historic victories.”
The authors will share this powerful story from El Salvador and lessons from this win for environmental defenders across Latin America in the wake of historic elections in Honduras and Chile.
Next one Feb. 8 at 7pm ET
Four virtual visits along U.S. rivers to hear from those ministering with people impacted by some of society’s most difficult situations. Presenters will share how they find hope and strength. Opportunities will be provided for prayer and small group conversations. Rivers of Hope is a collaborative effort of the Asociación de Hermanas Latinas Misioneras en América (AHLMA), the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM), the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), the Mexican American Catholic College (MACC), and the Religious Brothers Conference (RBC). More information and registration here. See previous visits here.
Capitalism Is Killing the Planet – It’s Time to Stop Buying Into Our Own Destruction: In Conversation With George Monbiot
Thursday, February 10
10:00 – 11:30 am PT / 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET
This multigenerational and interactive dialogue will culminate in identifying actions that we, young and old, can take together to help reverse our destructive tendencies before it is too late. Register here.
12 WAYS TO LIVE MORE SUSTAINABLY
Every day we make choices in our lives that affect the environment, the climate and other species. From what we eat to how many children we decide to have, there’s a lot we can do to “choose wild” and reduce our environmental footprint to leave more room for wild animals and plants. Read more here.