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Resources March-April 2021

Find resources for Lent, on Pope Francis' Fratelli Tutti, about our virtual Good Friday Way of the Cross, Ecumenical Advocacy Days, and much more. These resources were published in the March-April 2021 edition of NewsNotes.

1) Read the announcement by Pax Christi USA of the passing of their deputy director, Sr. Dianna Ortiz, OSU, on February 19. Sr. Dianna was a tireless advocate for torture survivors and for peace. You can also post a message in tribute of Sr. Dianna:

2) Mark your calendars for our annual Good Friday Economic and Ecological Way of the Cross, which will be held virtually on Friday, April 2:

3) Sign up to attend the Ecumenical Advocacy Days virtual gathering April 18-21, for which this year’s theme is the intersection of climate and racial justice:

4) Pray with us this Lent! It is not too late to start using our Lenten Reflection Guide 2021: Brothers and Sisters All. This year’s Lent Guide focuses on Pope Francis’ new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti:

5) Explore our latest action alerts, including ways to take action for Haiti, on debt relief, nuclear weapons, immigration, and more:

6) Watch a webinar recording, “The Role of Digital Technologies to Stop the Online Exploitation of Children,” an official virtual side event at the 59th session of the UN Commission on Social Development, organized and moderated by Sr. Marvie Misolas, MM:

7) From the Advocacy Network for Africa, read a list of policy recommendations for the new Biden administratin for promoting peace and justice on the African continent:

8) Explore a discussion guide on Fratelli Tutti from Migration and Refugee Services at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, highlighting Pope Francis’ words on migration in the document:

9) Read this Op-Ed from leaders of Churches for Middle East Peace on how the new Biden administration can constructively work towards an end to the conflict in Israel-Palestine:

10) Read about this new book on water defenders in El Salvador, “The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved a Country from Corporate Greed,” by Robin Broad and John Cavanaugh:

11) Join a webinar on March 4 at 10:00 a.m. EST, “The Peace Dimensions of Fratelli Tutti,” exploring what Fratelli Tutti contributes to the theory and praxis of peace. This event is co-sponsored by the Catholic Peacebuilding Network, the Kroc Institute, Franciscans International, and Catholic Relief Services. Register here:

12)  Explore this ecumenical and interreligious guidebook on how faith communities can implement Laudato Si. :

13) Explore this tool from Bread for the World on how to use a racial equity scorecard to evaluate policy and social programs:

14) Watch a three-part presentation on our Youtube page analyzing the encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, through the See, Judge, Act framework:

15) Attend this virtual workshop and press briefing on March 4 at 11 a.m. EST: “Ending Nuclear Weapons Before They End Us: Opportunities Under the Biden Administration to Take Action.” This event is hosted by Back from the Brink and the International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons. Register here:

16) Help spread the word to Spanish-speaking communities about the release of a Spanish edition of an important book on Pope Francis by John Raymaker and Maryknoll Affiliate Gerry Grudzen, “Papa Francisco, Conciencia del Mundo: Construyendo Puentes Necesarios en un Mundo Problemàtico,” or “Pope Francis: Conscience of the World: Building the Necessary Bridges in a Troubled World:”

17) Explore this new anti-racism resource from the Archdiocese of Washington, “Made in God’s Image.” You can pray, study, and act on how to work for racial justice in your community:

18) As part of a Lenten campaign, sign the Coalition of Catholic Organizations Against Human Trafficking’s online petition to press seafood companies to rid their supply chains of slave labor, and held spread the word:


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