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 first from Cecilia Racine of Canada on Goal 1—Response to the Cry of the Earth
A federal judge recently ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is unconstitutional and can no longer accept to applicants. The status of current DACA recipients is not affected, but it is a poignant reminder of the urgent need for Congressional action to stabilize the status of our undocumented neighbors! Read more. Take action. Pray.
Please read and reflect on Summer 2021 publication of LCWR’s Resolutions to Action which examines the grave harm perpetrated on children and families by the system of Native American boarding schools. “LCWR’s commitment to anti-racism learning and our pledge to help dismantle white supremacy challenge us to look at our involvement as a church and as religious in the sinful history of these residential schools.”
Click here to urge the Biden Administration to prioritize human rights and the needs and aspirations of the Haitian people in its policy toward the Caribbean nation amid the violence that has been all too prevalent both prior to and after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise.
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“This year’s Trafficking in Persons Report sends a strong message to the world that global crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and enduring discriminatory policies and practices, have a disproportionate effect on individuals already oppressed by other injustices. These challenges further compound existing vulnerabilities to exploitation, including human trafficking. We must break this inhumane cycle of discrimination and injustices if we hope to one day eliminate human trafficking.”