Mobilize for the Environment after REPAM Visit
Dear Columban Advocate,
Thank you for your inspiring messages of solidarity and welcome! The delegation of Amazonian faith and indigenous leaders from the REPAM network brought your messages back home with them as they continue in their fight to protect their environments, spirituality, and way of life.
During their time in D.C., these inspiring leaders taught us about the difficult realities of their communities, the ecological importance of the Amazon, and the urgency to answer the call in Laudato Si’ to care for creation.
As they return home, we remember Pope Francis’ words in Laudato Si’: “Our goal is not to amass information, but rather to become painfully aware, to dare to turn what is happening to the world into our own personal suffering and thus to discover what each of us can do about it.”
Below are two exciting ways to take action:
1. Join the People’s Climate March
On April 29, millions of people across America will mobilize to show their commitment to caring for creation and to insist the federal government does the same. CLICK HERE to learn more about the faith contingent for the march and to find sister marches in your area!
In the face of the administration’s March 28th executive order that severely limits the United States’ ability to address climate change, urge your Members of Congress to take leadership and enact policies that reduce our country’s contributions to climate change and protect those impacted the most!
Stand with our sisters and brothers in the Amazon by taking action here at home!
Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach
[Picture Caption: Columban Center staff and Columban Fr. Peter Hughes with the REPAM delegation. Each indigenous leader is holding a painting of the injustices happening to their communities.]]