During this 2020 Season of Creation (Sept. 1- Oct. 4), take some time to read, reflect on resources that will be highlighted weekly by the JPIC office. Please click here for a running list, and see below for resources that are new this week:
- Listen to Dan Horan, OFM present, “Understanding Laudato Si: Integral Ecology”
- Register for Catholic Climate Covenant’s webinar series, “On the Common Good & Our Common Home” – next up: Climate Change, Our Faith Values, and 2020 (Sept. 14, 3-4pm EST).
International Day of Peace
The International Day of Peace, September 21, 2020, is observed by all in our SSND Shalom Networks around the world. This year, a video/prayer for this day has been created under the leadership of our JPIC and Communications Departments. With the collaboration of the Shalom International Coordinator, it has been translated into the languages of SSND so that all of us can pray “as one” for peace in our day. Please download the Video Prayer and Reflection resource. All Sisters, Associates and Staff are encouraged to use this prayer on or around the Sept 21st Day of Peace.
Read All About It
Check out Kathleen Bonnette’s (JPIC) newly-published series in U.S. Catholic, “Now is the Time for a Catholic Political Vision.” Make sure to visit our Read All About It page to stay up to date on publications by sisters, associates, and staff
In Case You Missed It...
• Please read our new resource, SSND, Racial Equity, and Institutional Investments, by Ethel Howley, SSND
“‘We cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life.’ Pope Francis addressed these words to Catholics in the United States shortly after the death of George Floyd. Subsequently, in light of these events and developments in our country, the AM Province, as an institutional investor, and in relationship with the Investor Advocates for Social Justice, is called and committed to do more to address racial equity.”
• Black Lives Matter Rally: Sisters and Associates recently participated in a Black Lives Matter Rally in Baltimore. If you are in the area, join them again on Saturday, September 12 from 11am-12pm at Ascension Lutheran Church (7601 York Rd.)
Please see this creative public outreach/education media piece about COVID which was created by the coalition to which our partner BB belongs. So important and encouraging!