JustCommunity Season 1: "Walking With Christ in a Threatened Creation"
Our Christian identity impels us to see the ecological crisis as a moral crisis: a desecration of God's creation, and a burden on the most poor of the world. We are called to see the connection between our super-consumption and this crisis. As has been said of the Gulf oil spill crisis, "We are the ones they have been drilling for." Our response of hope is to change our own lifestyles, and to support world-wide systemic change.
Season 1 begins September 18, 2010
Season 1 of Just Community is off to a fine start! Our theme, "Walking with Christ in a Threatened Creation", has been creatively developed by our Environmental Concerns Committee. We invite you to join us in these special activities.
Prayer: A special prayer poster may be found on the inside cover of this weekend's bulletin. We invite you to use this prayer frequently, both at home and in various parish meetings.
Study: an 8-Week Just Faith course "Faith Encounters the Ecological Crisis": has begun, but late-comers are still welcome!
Explore this issue via links posted on this website.
- Check out new materials available in our parish library
- Children’s' Activities: "Care for Creation Day", Sunday, October 3, 2010 2-4 pm
- Community Prayer Day: "Recovering a Sacred Balance" led by Fr. Joe Mitchell, Sunday October 16, 2010, 10am-4pm
- Potato Supper Presentation: "The Congo in My Cellphone", Sunday (yes!) Oct ober 24, 2010, 6:30 pm
- Make a commitment: Sign the St. Francis Pledge after the liturgies of October 16 & 17, 2010
We find ourselves ethically destitute just when, for the first time, we are faced with ultimacy, the irreversible closing down of the earth’s functioning in its major life systems. Our ethical traditions know how to deal with suicide, homicide and even genocide, but these traditions collapse entirely when confronted with biocide, the killing of the life systems of the earth, and geocide, the devastation of the earth itself.
Thomas Berry, 1996