Dare to Care May 21st 2021

Climate Change

Email your members of Congress and urge them to support a just and equitable infrastructure plan that cuts carbon pollution!

Rebuilding America will take a transformational investment plan that delivers jobs, justice, and clean energy to communities across the country and curbs the carbon pollution that is driving the climate crisis. Congress must approve these investments to create new jobs and the just, equitable and sustainable economy we need.


You are invited to join LIRS for the first annual Stand Up, Speak Up Spring Vigil. Together with hundreds of interfaith communities across the country, we will examine our roles as compassionate friends and justice-seekers through prayer, reflection, and stories from migrant and refugee families. Click here to register.

Human Trafficking

Join Catholics around the globe in committing to stand up for the human rights of seafarers. The Solidarity with Seafarers Campaign will launch May 22, 2021, National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Mariners and People of the Sea and run through June 25, 2021, the Day of the Seafarer which recognizes the invaluable contribution seafarers make to everybody’s wellbeing, often at great personal cost to themselves and their families.

Watch Forced Labor on the High Seas | The Outlaw Ocean Project - YouTube to learn how this is connected to human trafficking.

To mark National Maritime Day, the national Stella Maris office is hosting a virtual prayer service on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 8 PM ET; Three members of the Coalition of Catholic Organizations against human Trafficking (CCOHAT) will be participating - Sr. Margaret Nacke, Sr. Kathleen Coll, and Sr. Ann Scholz!   Click here to register. 

You can also pray on your own or gather together in community in honor of Our Lady Star of the Sea, the protector of seafarers and fishers on May 22nd with the Solidarity with Seafarers Prayer Service here.  


Thousands of Haitian migrants—many of whom have been on the frontlines during the pandemic as healthcare workers, caregivers, and farm workers—are at risk of deportation unless the Biden administration redesignates Temporary Protection Status (TPS) for them immediately. Click here to learn more and sign a petition in support!  

Spirituality Series

You are invited to join a new four-part series, Unity from the Depths: A Contemplative Response to Division, sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Hope and presented by Mariandale's Contemplative Formation team.

The first session, “Discovering New Paths to Reconciliation and Unity in the 21st Century” will be Saturday, May 22, 9:00AM - 12:30PM EDT.

This series is a wonderful opportunity to deepen our understanding of contemplative dialogue and leadership, and to engage in conversations that matter as we seek to heal what’s broken in ourselves and the world. Click here to register. 

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