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Bending the Arc references a quote by Rev. Dr. King who said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” This twice-monthly digital newsletter from the CSA Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation office showcases the work of changemakers, opportunities to learn, and opportunities for you to help “bend the arc” toward justice. Full contents of the newsletter are published on this page. 
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Celebrate Laudato Si’ Week 2024

May 09, 2024
By Tracy Abler, Justice Coordinator

This Laudato Si’ Week (May 19-26) and Pentecost, let us gather in community to contemplate and nurture seeds of hope for our “suffering planet” (LD 2). Laudate Deum is a reminder about the urgency of the Laudato Si’ message and the need for both personal and cultural transformation amidst our ecological and climate crises.

This year’s Laudato Si’ Week theme is inspired by the symbol for Season of Creation 2024, “firstfruits.” Let us be seeds of hope in our lives and our world, rooted in faith and love.

Download this Celebration Guide to fully experience this Laudato Si’ Week. Inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, this eight-day guide seeks to motivate all people of good will to protect our Common Home through concrete actions and simple changes in the way we live. Each day a specific theme is proposed that addresses aspects of integral ecology, such as waste reduction, renewable energy use and water conservation.

Don’t stop there!! Catholic Relief Services is urging all to engage in advocacy efforts aimed at influencing policymakers priorities and decisions. On May 21, participate in Call Congress Day  to advocate for climate change adaptation, sustainable agriculture, and food security. Register here or text CALL CONGRESS to 677-68 to join this nationwide event. 

Patricia A Weidman says:
May 13, 2024 11:27 AM CST
Helpful information on Laudato Deum week events.