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Leaders of Religious Communities Speaking Out

October 23, 2018

In the latest Justice & Peace alert published by the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, leaders shared efforts of various religious communities speaking out in response to the refugee crisis. 

They were responding to the gospel from this past Sunday, when Jesus responded to the question, “How can I inherit eternal life?” . . . with “You know the commandments, you shall not kill . . . How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the Kingdom of God.” (MK 10:17-30).

Here is a sampling:

U.S. Franciscan Provincials Speak Out: “A Franciscan Plea for the Soul of America” on the Feast of St. Francis, Oct. 4, 2018, (2 pages)

Michael McNulty, SJ Speaks Out: “Refugee Crisis” (5 min. video). Scholar in Residence at Marquette Center for Peacemaking.

Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach Speaks Out: “Border Solidarity Toolkit,” draws on their missionary experience. Resource included activities for prayer, education, and further action. Sample of toolkit.

Read the complete alert, as well as updates on environmental stewardship and ways to respond to the crisis in Yemen, here.