The Two Feet of Love in Action Model describes two distinct, but complimentary, ways that we can put love in action: Social Justice and Charitable Works. The USCCB will host a Webinar on revisions to the model in the light of Pope Benedict's teachings on Justice as foundational to social action; the common good; the integral importance of community and relationship; and the virtue of charity which enlivens and motivates our Gospel witness.
Please visit the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops website for information on the issues the Church is working on. See where CRS works to alleviate poverty and suffering for our brothers and sisters overseas. Visit the Faithful Citizenship website of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to learn how Catholics can bring their faith to public life. The Catholics Confront Global Poverty Initiative and how you can join.
_A New Year and a New Hope for Peace in the Holy Land: Pursuing Peace following the Arab Spring
_ Background: A new year brings with it promise for a
renewed commitment to bring about peace for our brothers and sisters
living in the Holy Land. This all takes place in the backdrop of last
year’s Arab Spring, which brought about the toppling of regimes
throughout the region.
Join us for:
-An update on how the Church is working to support our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land on the ground and through advocacy in the wake of the Arab Spring; -A discussion of USCCB and CRS’ policy recommendations for how the U.S. can make a difference based on Catholic social teaching and our experience; and
-Suggestions for how Catholics in the U.S., through the Catholics
Confront Global Poverty initiative, can support peace in the Holy Land.
For more information:
-Learn more about the conflict in the Holy Land, its connection to our Catholic faith and how the USCCB proposes to resolve it. -Download Prayer Resources -Learn more about how CRS is responding to the needs of the Palestinians and promoting peace in the Holy Land. -Read about CRS’ work in Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza. -Learn more about the Catholics Confront Global Poverty initiative and how you can join.
For a copy of this webcast, which was held on January 25, 2012, click here.
_Background: The Catholic Social Ministry Gathering (Feb. 12-15, 2012) is an annual event co-sponsored by 15 national Catholic organizations.
It is an opportunity for Catholics to connect in person with social
ministry colleagues, learn about important domestic and global
challenge, pray together to renew our spirit and vision for mission, and
advocate for policies that will protect and support people suffering
from poverty and injustice.
After the Gathering, attendees will join with members of partner organizations in their states to conduct district visits
with legislators, bringing home our concerns and proposals about
policies affecting the most vulnerable among us, both locally and
Join us for:
An update on how the Church is working to further policies that protect human life and dignity, and promote the common good;
An update on how we can protect the
rights of religious groups to serve those in need without governmental
mandates that violate their teaching;
A discussion of USCCB and CRS’
policy recommendations for how the U.S. can make a difference in the
lives of our brothers and sisters who are poor both here in the United
States and overseas based on Catholic social teaching and our
Suggestions for how Catholics in the U.S., through the Catholics Confront Global Poverty initiative, can make a difference by raising our voices on behalf our brothers and sisters.
_ Here is the link to view Brother Keith’s FAN Webinar, "Spirituality + Science = Care for Creation," which was held on Thursday, November 17, 2011: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/440392138 (Although the audio in the recording disappears for a few minutes, it will return for the remainder of the presentation.)
View Bro. Keith's Archived Presentation(link) . Please note: This is a large PDF File.
"Retrieving a Franciscan Cosmology for Climate Conservation" Franciscan
care for creation emerges from the spirituality of St. Francis but also
draws on the Franciscan intellectual tradition, which includes the
natural sciences. Fostering ecological literacy should be an important
goal for Franciscans in the 21st century.
Keith Douglass Warner OFM, Santa Clara University Bro.
Keith teaches at Santa Clara University and is the author of numerous
articles on Franciscan care for creation, including Living the Gospel on
a Climate Disrupted Planet. If you haven’t signed up for individual updates, go tohttp://www.franciscanaction.org/