Get W.I.T.H. it - July 24th

Please consider joining the Catholic Climate Covenant for a webinar July 30th at 2:00pm (EST), entitled "Faithful Recovery in a Time of Climate Change." Click this link to register.

This webinar will explore:

  1. How we recover from the immediate Covid-19 pandemic in a manner that is faithful, sustainable, and just. 
  2. The pandemic’s far-reaching impacts and how the U.S. Catholic Church is responding to its enormous economic and social impacts as we also deal with climate change. We will especially focus on the immediate human and environmental needs that U.S. disaster and aid agencies are seeing on the ground and how they are helping.
  3. The principles, efforts and strategies that U.S. Catholic agencies such as Catholic Relief Services, Catholic Charities USA, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops are advocating and promoting for a sustainable long-term recovery for the future.

We invite you to read this piece from Doctors Without Borders concerning coronavirus healthcare in Haiti. Click here to read about the efforts of our partner, Beyond Borders, in responding to this pandemic.

In Case You Missed It…

Human Trafficking
On July 30, we will observe the World Day against Trafficking in Persons—a day to recommit ourselves to anti-trafficking efforts, to pray for the 40.3 million trafficking victims, and to honor the survivors of modern-day slavery. The Human Trafficking Committee invites you to read “Human Trafficking and Covid-19 in Marginalized Communities” to learn about the effect of the pandemic at the intersection of race and human trafficking in the United States, and join us in this prayer and action resource by members of our committee. 

Click here to learn about efforts being made in Canada to prevent human trafficking from worsening during the pandemic.  For those in the U.S., Please Sign the U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking Letter to Attorney General Barr Regarding Online Child Trafficking. 

Race Matters

To further your ongoing reflection on “I Can’t Breathe,” we invite you to listen to this conversation on whiteness between Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility, and Resmaa Menakem, therapist and trauma specialist.

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