Palm Sunday teaches us that our creativity is enhanced through our relationship with nature and so is our relationship with God.
As we celebrate Holy Week during this age of ecological crisis, we have an opportunity to begin to imagine this new culture. The life of Jesus and the events of Holy Week give us the materials to do this.
President Biden hasn’t been in office for 100 days and already the evolving situation at the US/MX border is at the top of his agenda. In this article, we want to give you an update on what’s happening at the US/MX border right now.
Our spiritual traditions are deeply enriched by the spirituality of indigenous peoples rooted in the gift of Creation. As Christians, we know that the joy of Easter is the victory of Christ over death, and that life, not death, will have the last word.
In the face of so much upheaval, Lent may seem like one more challenge to add to this year. How can we pray, fast, and practice charity when we already feel the sting of social isolation, painful sacrifice, and financial insecurity?
There is no place for violence and the systemic racism that fuels it in our nation, especially when political leaders and the media perpetuate lies and incite assaults on our democracy and our democratic traditions. Words matter, and character matters, and when words are used to condone, tolerate, encourage, or incite hatred and violence, it must be condemned. Silence in the face of grave injustice and violence is complicity.
Today more than ever we are called to promote a deep care for creation, just social and economic structures, active non-violence in the face of oppression, and a Gospel commitment to peace that fosters a sense of inter-connectedness and solidarity with all living beings and all of creation.
Making active nonviolence our way of life in the Church and the world.
We are living in the sixth major extinction of life since life began on earth 3.8 billion years ago. The last time something similar happened was at the end of the end of the Mesozoic period 65 million years ago when the dinosaurs were wiped out.
Violence in all its forms is sinful because it destroys human dignity and the common good. When violence becomes institutionalized – as poverty, war, racism or environmental destruction – it becomes a form of idolatry, denying the sovereignty of God over all of creation and the redeeming power of Jesus Christ’s love.
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