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Virtual Way of the Cross for Economic and Ecological Justice

Join us on Good Friday, April 10, at 12 noon Eastern Time, for the 2020 Virtual Economic and Ecological Way of the Cross

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Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, we have had to cancel our in-person procession through downtown Washington, D.C.

Now we invite you to join our LIVE virtual presentation of the Economic and Ecological Way of the Cross.

WHAT: LIVE presentation of Virtual Economic and Ecological Way of the Cross

WHEN: 12 noon Eastern Time, April 10

WHERE: Watch on Youtube. The Zoom webinar was simultaneously livestreamed on Youtube.

You can also dial-in on your phone to listen to the audio of the presentation:  US: +1 646 558 8656  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 346 248 7799.   Password: 512055. International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/abzy2G5stg

Download the script here if you'd like to read along with us during the presentation. 

If you are unable to join us at 12 p.m. Eastern on Good Friday, April 10, click on the slides below and use together with the script to pray on your own or with your own community at another time. 

 

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Susan Gunn, sgunn@maryknollogc.org.

All are welcome.

Based on the Economic Way of the Cross, written by the Religious Working Group on the World Bank/IMF, the Way of the Cross for Economic and Ecological Justice provides a prayerful way to walk the steps of Jesus in this time of financial and ecological crisis. This year, it will be a virtual event.

Each station symbolizes institutional roots of this suffering in government, in transnational corporations, in international financial institutions, in trade agreements, macroeconomic policies and financial transactions that give shape to economic activity around the world.

Following is the list of stations and the current crisis they symbolize. 

FIRST STATION: JESUS IS CONDEMNED TO DEATH 
Political privilege and corruption

SECOND STATION: JESUS BEARS THE CROSS
Structural racism and police violence

THIRD STATION: JESUS FALLS FOR THE FIRST TIME
Labor injustices

FOURTH STATION: JESUS MEETS HIS MOTHER
The corporate-led (transactional) model of development

FIFTH STATION: JESUS IS HELPED BY SIMON
Indigenous peoples and the environment/involuntary resettlement

SIXTH STATION: VERONICA WIPES THE FACE OF JESUS
Solidarity and community service

SEVENTH STATION: JESUS FALLS A SECOND TIME
Ravaging the Earth and its people in the name of economic development

EIGHTH STATION: JESUS SPEAKS TO THE WOMEN OF JERUSALEM
Deportation of vulnerable migrants and refugees

NINTH STATION: JESUS FALLS FOR THE THIRD TIME
Moving forward on climate change

TENTH STATION: JESUS IS STRIPPED OF HIS CLOTHES
Extractive industries

ELEVENTH STATION: JESUS IS NAILED TO THE CROSS
Fair Trade NOT Free Trade

TWELFTH STATION: JESUS DIES ON THE CROSS
Destruction of God’s Creation

THIRTEENTH STATION: JESUS IS TAKEN DOWN FROM THE CROSS
Economic policies for the Common Good

FOURTEENTH STATION: JESUS IS PLACED IN THE TOMB
Justice for migrants

FIFTEENTH STATION: THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS
Signs and seeds of hope / Another world is possible