Dare to Care - December 1st 2023

Justice for Immigrants: Province Survey Results

The results of our province-wide survey of 94 participants are in! Click here to view the summary. Contact pstortz@amssnd.org for the full survey.

Addressing Climate Change: Sustainable Gift Giving

Explore ways to live simply as we prepare for the coming of Jesus and the restoration of the earth. Take the Advent Simplicity Challenge - Ignatian Solidarity Network

Shalom News North America!

Hot off the press: Shalom News North America, your monthly instrument of hope, formation, and action concerning priority matters of social justice. View the December issue!

UDHR – 75th Anniversary

For the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), CP and AM provinces will gather on December 11 at 7pm to listen to voices from the provinces and then to reflect on the UDHR as it relates to the SSND mission. Click here to RSVP by December 8. See flyer, here.

Advent offerings & Actions

Short weekly reflections with questions and action items based on the Sunday readings, written by Maryknoll missioners who serve migrants and refugees. Learn more and download material.

Join the Ignatian Solidarity Network in solidarity with our migrant sisters and brothers leading up to the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12). Learn more and register to receive materials.

During Advent, November 30 – December 12, COP28 will take place in Dubai. Respond to the Pope's call in Laudate Deum and send a clear message to Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, president of COP28, by signing the Laudato Si’ Movement petition with our requests and hopes. Read and sign the petition here.

Take the Laudate Deum Action Pledge from the Catholic Climate Covenant. You will receive information and links to support you in your commitment.

In Case You Missed It Last Week!

Doctrine of Discovery: Stolen Lands, Strong Hearts

The Dismantling Racism committee invites you to view a documentary film about the Doctrine of Discovery on your own, with a virtual dialogue on December 6, at either 10am or 7 pm. RSVP to Sister Sharon Wall swall@amssnd.org by December 1. For more details click here. 

A Dream Deferred!  By Delores A. Moore, Associate

Two and a half years ago when we, members of the St. Ann's Social Justice Committee in Baltimore, learned from an advertisement from the Josephite Order that there were six African American candidates for sainthood we were elated! When we later learned that this wasn't common knowledge to many Black Catholics and white Catholics alike, we were astounded! We said we've got to do something to get the word out and so we did!

Read the full story here

National Black Catholic History Month

This is a time to celebrate the proud heritage of Black Catholics. Several important dates for Catholics of African descent are this month, including the feast day of St. Martin de Porres (11/3), the first Black Saint of the Americas; and the birthday of St. Augustine (November 13), the first Doctor of the Church from North Africa. For more about Black Catholic History Month go to this website.  

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