Dare to Care - April 22nd 2023

Addressing Climate Change: Simple Living

Reminder: This Saturday, April 22, is Earth Day. We urge you to take concrete actions against over-consumption, materialism, and throwaway culture. Start with the prayer for Earth Day shared with you last week. Next step -  mark your calendar for a webinar May 24 for 10am or 7pm to go deeper. What does simple living look like today? More details to come.

Dismantling Racism: The Ants and the Grasshopper

An educational opportunity: The Ants & The Grasshopper , a documentary, weaves together urgent themes: climate change, gender and racial inequality, gaps between rich and poor, and ideas generated to save the planet. It shows that Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) bear the brunt of the climate crisis, while also holding effective solutions. Franciscan Action Network will host a screening May 3, from 4-6pm. Immediately following, they will explore responses to the documentary’s message particularly through advocacy around the Farm Bill. Click here to register.

Sustainable Development in Haiti: Reparations

For your perusal: A thought provoking opinion piece appeared in the March 27 issue of the Miami Herald: “France demanded crippling payments. Now Haiti has a legitimate claim for slavery reparations | Opinion” You might find this informative too: “'The Greatest Heist In History': How Haiti Was Forced To Pay Reparations For Freedom”, NPR, October 5, 2021

Promoting Justice for Immigrants: Human Dignity and the Migration Crisis

An educational opportunity: Human Dignity and the Migration Crisis at the U.S. Southern Border: Responses and Responsibilities. Monday, April 24, 6 -9 pm EDT.  Sponsored by Georgetown University, Initiative in Catholic Social Thought and Public Life. A hybrid event. Click here to learn more and to register

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