Dare to Care Aug 20th 2021

Becoming a Laudato Si’ Community

The Addressing Climate Change Committee will be posting brief reflection resources on each of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform goals. Here is the fifth, presented by Pat Stortz, on Goal 5—Ecological Education: [insert link]. The collection can be found here: Reflections on the Laudato Si’ Goals 

Climate Change and Haiti

This past week, while reeling from another devastating Earthquake that left thousands dead, injured, or homeless, the Haitian people were battered by the winds and rains of Tropical Storm Grace. As we hold our Haitian neighbors close in prayer, take time also to learn about Haiti’s vulnerability to climate change and the urgency of taking collective action to limit its debilitating effects; commit to making a personal change to live more sustainably; and advocate for aggressive governmental action toward climate responsibility (United States; Canada). Read the AMSSND statement here. Donate to our partner, Beyond Borders, to assist their Earthquake Relief efforts here.


As we pray for our neighbors in Afghanistan during this time of upheaval, take action to urge the Biden Administration to provide urgent humanitarian protections, including evacuation for those who have put their lives on the line for the United States, and expansion and expedited access to the U.S. resettlement program for Afghan refugees.


We invite you to reflect on Elise D. García, OP’s  Presidential Address at the Leadership Conference of Women Religious 2021 Assembly: Creating Space for the Future: Cutting Deeper Grooves of Transforming Love into Evolution

March on For Voting Rights

On August 28th, 2021, there will be a march in Washington, DC to protest the hundreds of repressive voting laws being passed across the U.S., and to demand federal protections on the right to vote. Click this link for more information: March On for Voting Rights. Please contact Arlene Flaherty (aflaherty@amssnd.org) if you plan to attend. For those unable to attend, please use these resources to participate virtually! 


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