Registration due for ‘Interconnected: 21-Day Catholic Environmental Justice Challenge’
Registration closes on Friday October 1st.
Interconnected: 21-Day Catholic Environmental Justice Challenge
When: October 4th-October 24th, 2021
In his encyclical Laudato Si’, Pope Francis invites all people to act on behalf of creation. This call to action is grounded in the principle of integral ecology—the idea that environmental, social, political, and economic systems are interwoven—and sustained by a sense of wonder before the interconnected nature of all life. The environmental justice movement similarly asks us to view the world as interconnected and prophetically calls us to change the systems that create the unjust distribution of environmental hazards.
These 21 days will challenge you to:
-Enter into the complex work of understanding the connections between environmental injustices that disproportionately impact Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), as well as low income communities
- Listen to and learn from the voices of environmental justice leaders from frontline communities
- Better understand the connections between current and historical environmental injustices
- Respond to the call to work towards a lived vision of a world in which all of God’s creation can flourish.
- Attendance at two required reflection meetings (Tuesday October 5th and Tuesday October 19th) during Community Time in the Welcome Center.
- Engagement with 30 minutes of content 3 times a week on Google Classroom (videos, reflection questions, etc).
*Completion of this 21-Day Environmental Justice Challenge is worth 7 hours of Service & Justice credit. All are welcome to participate, regardless of religious affiliation!
This event and its contents are sponsored by the Catholic Climate Covenant, the Global Catholic Climate Movement, the Ignatian Solidarity Network, the Jesuit Conference Office of Justice & Ecology, and the Sisters of Mercy.