The following resources were published in the May-June 2013 issue of NewsNotes.
1) Remembering the past with gratitude, living the present with enthusiasm, embracing the future with confidence and hope, June 14-16: Pax Christi USA will hold its annual conference and 40th anniversary celebration in Atlanta, GA. All are welcome to attend. Speakers include Bishop Thomas Gumbleton and Rev. Bryan Massingale, STD. There will be workshops and a visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for a prayer ritual.
2) Many borders, one body in Christ, June 16-20: This four-day conference for Catholic social justice ministry is sponsored by the Roundtable Association of Catholic Diocesan Social Justice Directors, and will focus on migration/immigration. Speakers include Bishop Gerald Kicanas (Tucson), Archbishop Ulysses Macias (Hermosillo, Mexico), Fr. Dan Groody, CSC (University of Notre Dame), and Rev. John Fife (co-founder of the Sanctuary Movement), and will include a Cultural Competency Training, border trips, and sessions on Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) community organizing and economic development projects. Additional sponsors include CCHD, Catholic Charities USA, Catholic Relief Services, the Justice, Peace and Human Development department of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and JustFaith.
3) "Do the Math" movie screenings, house parties: "Do the Math" is a 42-minute documentary produced by 350.org about the rising movement in the U.S. to change the terrifying maths of the climate crisis and challenge the fossil fuel industry. While it is set in the United States, the maths the film outlines apply globally -- making it important for all of us to watch. It is in English with the option of subtitles in Chinese, French, German, Portuguese or Spanish. 350.org encourages people to host "Do the Math" screenings on May 16 but other dates are also possible.
4) EAD 2013: Were you unable to attend Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) 2013, At God’s table: Food justice for a healthy world? Or do you want to relive the EAD experience? Or are you interested in downloading plenary speaker presentations? Then be sure to check out EAD’s website under "2013 National Gathering" -- click from the speaker and worship, etc. menu at the right. Videos from speaker presentations, written copies of texts, participant photos and background resources on the U.S. Farm Bill – currently being debated in Congress – are all available on EAD’s website, http://advocacydays.org/2013-at-gods-table/