- July 30th is the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons! The Ending Trafficking Committee invites you to learn, pray, and act on behalf of all affected by Human Trafficking:https://atlanticmidwest.org/posts/world-day-against-trafficking-persons-2021
- Please read the Trafficking Committee’s tribute to long-time member Sister Jean McLoughlin, who passed away on July 22nd: “We Come as People of Hope.”
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 second, presented by Helene Murtha, on Goal 2—Response to the Cry of the Poor. The collection can be found here: Reflections-laudato-si-goals
- Two important Earth centered UN Summits are scheduled for the coming months. The topics will be biodiversity and global warming. The Global Catholic Climate Movement is urging all Catholics to sign this petition which will be presented at these summits. The petition will ask Global Leaders to: explicitly recognize human-induced climate change and biodiversity as part of one and the same crisis, acknowledge the need for ambitious, integrated, and transformative action that responds to both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor, and to urgently affirm the Paris Agreement to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, in light of our SSND commitment to the work of becoming a Laudato Si Congregation, please consider signing.
Immigration, Racism, Climate Change
- Consider this article, 'Bees, not refugees': the environmentalist roots of anti-immigrant bigotry | Environment | The Guardian.
- Check out this Online Panel: "2 weeks after, what perspectives for Haiti? (English)" - YouTube. Seven Haitian leaders share their perspectives on the political crisis in Haiti and what their hopes are for a transition back to the democratic rule of law in Haiti.