Peace & Justice Committee News

Nov 8th, 2014

Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor

“Creation is a gift, it is a wonderful gift that God has given us, so that we care for it and we use it for the benefit of all, always with great respect and gratitude.”  ~Pope Francis 

Stewardship Tip 

Thank you to those who attended our October 20 screening of the multimedia presentation of "From St. Francis to Pope Francis to You!  Creating a Climate for Solidarity.”  It was quite an eye opening presentation--confirming the solid support we have to fight climate change in our Catholic teachings and in our Catholic leaders, from the Bishops to the Pope.   The Bishops recently wrote a letter to the EPA encouraging them to support Carbon Pollution Standards--and they encourage us to do the same:  http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5256/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=18377

To watch the 90 minute presentation go to:  http://prezi.com/6fut-cniiv85/college-parish-version-from-st-francis-to-pope-francis-to-you-creating-a-climate-for-solidarity/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

To take the St. Francis Pledge go to www.catholicclimatecovenant.org.  (Catholic Climate Covenant is a national Catholic partnership organization whose members include, among others, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.) 

At upcoming Peace and Justice meetings we focus on homelessness and human trafficking.  We hope you will join us!

  • Monday, November 17, 7 PM:  Presentation by committee member Dean Carlson on Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) plans to develop housing for the homeless (Dean works at MPHA.)  We may also show a short documentary on this subject.
  • Monday, December 15, 7 PM:  Sister Ann Redmond will join us to talk about human trafficking and efforts to plan for increase in trafficking that will descend upon Minnesota with the Super Bowl in 2018
  • "Pathway to Peace" module during Lent at OLP (Mondays, February 23-March 30)

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