Global Day of Action on Climate Change, September 21: In a few weeks, heads of state will meet at the UN in New York City; during this time, activists will gather to show that the people are standing up in their communities, organizing, building power, confronting the power of fossil fuel corporations and shifting power to a just, safe, peaceful world. This will be a massive public witness; learn more at www.350.org. To join and march with Maryknoll on Sunday, September 21, contact the Global Concerns office at 202-832-1780 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual vigil to close the School of the Americas/WHINSEC: This year’s vigil to call for the closing of the U.S. Army’s School of the Americas/Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (SOA/WHINSEC) will be held Nov. 21-23 in Columbus GA. (This year will mark the 25th anniversary of the November 16, 1989 assassination of the six Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter in El Salvador.) Learn more about the weekend’s workshops, events, speakers, musicians and more at the SOA Watch website, www.soaw.org.
Faith in Food: Changing the World One Meal at a Time: Edited by Sue Campbell and Susie Weldon and a project of the Alliance of Religions and Conservation, this book combines essays, scripture, story-telling, recipes, initiatives, and general wisdom in one beautifully produced publication, all seeking to change our relationship with what we eat and how we obtain our food. Altogether this is a groundbreaking collaboration among Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Sikhism, and Hinduism, alongside secular organizations, to get people thinking, acting and eating with a new consciousness. It includes an essay on Maryknoll’s work on the impact of excessive speculation in the food commodities market. Paperback ($24 full price) is available directly through the U.S. distributor, Trafalgar Square Publishing (1-800-888-4741) and can also be ordered from Barnes & Noble.
Unaccompanied Migrant Children Resource kit: The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has this 13-page PDF available which includes copies of statements from Pope Francis and several U.S. bishops; analysis of the current crisis; information on how to view the situation the context of Catholic Social Teaching; and an action alert to use to contact Congress.