Will you give up lunch on Mondays in April in solidarity with the most vulnerable in our country? Sojourners, Bread for the World, and others are organizing a national pray, fast and act campaign in response to the national budget cuts that will target the most vulnerable in our society while increasing military funding and corporate subsidies.
Call to Action is sponsoring a petition in support of Fr. Roy Bourgeois, MM, who is being threatened with dismissal from his community and from the priesthood for his support for women's ordination.
The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas have a wonderful website that gives action suggestions for social justice and peace issues that are in the daily headlines. Highly recommended.
In preparation for the American Catholic Council to be held in Detroit, Pentecost weekend, June 10-12, a series of listening sessions have been held across the country. Do you want to participate? Let your ideas and feelings be known? If so, sign up for the ACC Assemblies Community Network below. You can then access the Open Source survey anonymously. All the gathered data will be presented at the assembly. Joan Chittister along with Hans Küng, James Carroll, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Kennedy and others will keynote the historic gathering.
International Women’s Day was March 8. At its official website you can find events taking place around the world, history of the day, statistics on women and other useful information including two informative and inspirational slide shows of women throughout the globe.
This year Earth Day falls on Good Friday, traditionally a day when silence is given special emphasis. With that in mind, you might mark both days by learning more about the “One Square Inch of Silence” movement initiated by Gordon Hempton, an acoustic ecologist. He has spent twenty-five years recording the vanishing sounds of nature and attempting to create “One Square Inch of Silence”—a place totally free of human noise, including planes—at Olympic National Park in Washington and in other national parks. I first read about Hampton in an interview in The Sun magazine. This is highly recommended.