Registration is open for “Laudato Si’ and the U.S. Catholic Church: A Conference Series on Our Common Home,” a biennial conference series sponsored by Creighton University and Catholic Climate Covenant, to convene, equip, and inspire Catholics who can more deeply integrate Laudato Si’ and its climate change teaching into the U.S. Church. The conference will be held virtually from July 13-15, 2021. Please click here to register.
Read Kathleen Bonnette’s reflection on the so-called U.S. border crisis: Migrants and refugees are victims of ‘cancel culture.’ The only antidote: authentic encounter. She argues, “We have canceled [migrants and refugees] in a way that threatens not their standing on social media but their very lives.”
Human Trafficking and Haiti
The Human Trafficking Committee invites you to join us for a webinar entitled, “The Year for the Elimination of Child Labor: Challenges and Responses,” on June 14th at 7:00pm (EST). In honor of the World Day Against Child Labor on June 12th, we will hear from Sister Beatriz Martinez-Garcia, SSND, Director of the SSND UN-NGO Office, and Sister Limeteze Pierre-Gilles, SSND, Executive Leadership Fellow with Beyond Borders. Join us to learn more about the travesty of child labor, and what SSNDs are doing to combat it through the Haiti partnership! Click this link to join: https://zoom.us/j/91980216069
As we remember George Floyd on the one-year anniversary of his death (May 25th), we also remember all men, women, and children who have suffered and died because of racial violence and injustice.
We invite you to participate in this prayer service as you reflect on the urgent call of the Province Assembly and Council to participate in dismantling racism in our lives, communities, and nations.
In the prayer you will find an excerpt from an interview given to AMERICA magazine by Fr. Bryan Massingale, in which he refers to how racism, and other forms of discrimination, prejudice, and exclusion reveal spiritual sickness.
As we reflect on the poignancy of his words, please participating in the lecture series by the Oblate School of Theology on June 14-16: “Racism as a Soul Sickness.” Click the link to register.