One Spirit One Call Women calling all of us…
Catholics and the Climate Crisis:
Compassion, Solidarity and Concern for the Common Good
Climate change is an unprecedented threat to the global poor, to future generations, and to the very integrity of Creation. As One Spirit One Call women leaders, how shall we respond? Pope Francis, in his recent encyclical ‘Laudato Si’, invites all people into dialogue about the fate of our common home. We OSOC women take the responsibility of calling all of us together to listen, discern and act on behalf of our common future.
When: Sunday, September 20, 3:30pm Registration & Socializing; 4‐6 pm Program
Where: St. Andrew Community Center, NE 9th Ave. & Alberta St., Portland
Together, we will LISTEN…
□ to the Book of Creation, remembering her holy and precious gifts
□ to the cry of the poor who are the first to suffer the impacts of climate change
□ for the movement of the Spirit in our midst, and her call in our own lives
Together, we will DISCERN…
□ our wounded relationship with Creation which is fueled by unchecked consumerism and a disposable society
□ the disproportionate effect of climate change on the poor and on the developing world
□ the idea of the “common good” and the ways we can build it in our local communities
□ how our own unique gifts are being called into expression in this historical moment
Together, we will ACT…
□ to cultivate a compassionate heart, fueled by love and service
□ in solidarity with those who are already suffering from climate change
□ with a preferential option for the poor
□ to co-create with our loving God a beautiful, life-sustaining, just world for all
Pam Wood will facilitate a powerful interactive, experiential workshop exploring issues most relevant to our faith and our future.
Pam Wood is a counselor and retreat facilitator whose skills with music, art and experiential exercises help participants deepen their resolve and resilience to take action on behalf of Creation. She has led teenagers and adults in explorations of ecological/social justice, climate justice, global peace building, creativity and connecting with nature. She has worked with church youth groups, Just Faith groups, Catholic Relief Services, and the Center for Action and Contemplation. She is co- author of Care for Creation: A Franciscan Spirituality of the Earth (2008) with Ilia Delio, OSF, and Keith Douglass Warner, OFM.
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