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April 2021

Wrestling With Whiteness Program

April 8 @ 6:30 pm - May 6 @ 8:30 pm EDT
Online

Register Wrestling With Whiteness, a program of the Jesuits West Collaborative Organizing for Racial Equity (CORE). The program will run the 5 Thursdays after Easter 2021: April 8th, April 15th, April 22nd, April 29th and May 6th at 3:30pm-5:30pmPT / 6:30pm-8:30pm EST.Jesuits West Collaborative Organizing for Racial Equity (CORE) Outcomes: This training will create a shared understanding of whiteness, reflect on how it lives in us and shapes our lives, and utilize the gifts of Ignatian spirituality to prayerfully consider…

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Care of Creation

April 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Online
Free

This month, our expert panelists will take a look at the massive environmental challenges we face and our responsibilities to address them. What exactly does it mean to care for creation, particularly for people of faith? How do the impacts of climate change affect the poor, marginalized and most vulnerable among us? And what are some of the steps we can make to be wise stewards of the Earth's resources, and create a sustainable future for humankind? There are two…

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Beyond Laudato Si’: Embracing the Challenge of Franciscan Eco-Spirituality in the Age of Pope Francis

April 14 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Online
Free

To the mark the 51th anniversary of Earth Day and the 6th anniversary of Pope Francis' landmark encyclical on climate change and environmental ethics, Laudato Si', Gonzaga welcomes Daniel P. Horan, OFM, Ph.D., to campus to offer a lecture entitled, Beyond Laudato Si': Embracing the Challenge of Franciscan Eco-Spirituality in the Age of Pope Francis. From the beginning of his papal ministry, Pope Francis has sought to bring together two rich heritages: the Ignatian tradition of his Jesuit formation and…

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Immigration Challenges and Choices: People, Principles, and Policies

April 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Online

RSVP: bit.ly/ImmigrationChallenges On April 15, the day of the dialogue, all who have RSVP’d will receive an email with a link and step-by-step instructions on how to join the livestream. The United States has a new president with new policies on immigration and refugees. There is a new Congress with old divisions. Developments on the U.S.-Mexico border and violence against Asian Americans and immigrants raise old fears and new challenges. The human, moral, social, and economic costs of our broken…

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Strategic Planning for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

April 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm EDT
Online

Click Here to Register Join a Q&A session with Deborale Richardson-Phillips, Ph.D. and Carlos Jiménez on Strategic Planning for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism with fellow educators. Participants will be invited to watch presentations from Richardson-Phillips and Jiménez ahead of time. In her presentation, Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Planning: Moving from Compliance to Consciousness, Richardson-Phillips guides participants through the creation of mission driven action plans that strategically link diversity, equity, and inclusion work to the Gospel, Jesuit school mission, and Catholic Social…

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HERE I AM

April 15 @ 3:30 pm - April 17 @ 3:00 pm EDT

A native of New Orleans who began her studies at Georgetown in 2017 at the age of 63, Mélisande Short-Colomb is a direct descendant of Abraham Mahoney and Mary Ellen Queen who were among the 314 members of the group known today as the GU272, enslaved people owned and sold by the Maryland Jesuits in 1838 to rescue Georgetown University from insolvency and bankruptcy. More than an autobiographical chronicle, this ritualistic experience weaves narrative, music, and imagery, inviting the audience…

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Why Does the Church Care About Climate Change?

April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm MST
Online

Please join the SFX Jesuit Community to share an hour with featured webinar speaker: Brian Henning, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy & Environmental Studies at Gonzaga University Date:  Thursday, April 15, 2021 Time:  6:30 PM MST/AZ Time – 7:30 PM MST/AZ Time Please register to attend this webinar.

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Father of Environmental Justice Visits JCU: Dr. Robert Bullard

April 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
Online
Free

Dr. Robert Bullard- the Father of Environmental Justice- speaks with John Carroll University about how climate change is the defining global environmental justice, human rights and public health issue of the twenty-first century. The most vulnerable populations in the United States and around the world will suffer the earliest and most damaging setbacks because of where they live, their limited income and economic means, and their lack of access to health care. Professor Bullard’s presentation will focus primarily on the…

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“The Condor & The Eagle” Screening and Discussion

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Online

Catholic Climate Covenant is blessed to invite you on April 20th to a special screening and panel discussion of The Condor & The Eagle, an award-winning documentary that follows four Indigenous leaders embarking on an adventure from the Canadian boreal forest in North America to the heart of the Amazon jungle in South America. Their path through the jungle takes them on an unexpectedly challenging and liberating journey, which will forever change their attachment to the Earth and one another. The screening…

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Earth, Spirit, and Race: Confronting America’s Legacy of Food Injustice and Discrimination

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Online

Register Chattel slavery, institutional racism, and government policies alienated enslaved people and their descendants from the land. This continues to result in food insecurity, poor health, and property loss. Today, less than 2 percent of working farms are owned by Black Americans. Activists, gardeners, authors, and farmers are rediscovering Black America’s rich agricultural heritage and its roots in spirituality and religious traditions. They are advocating for a new and empowering relationship with food production and the natural world. One of…

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“Kiss the Ground” Viewing and Webinar

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Online
Free

Film Viewing: What if there was a simple solution that could help balance our climate, replenish our freshwater supplies, and feed the world? That solution is right under our feet. Registration is now open to view this year’s featured film, Kiss the Ground, as part of your events for Faith Climate Action Week’s theme of “Sacred Ground: Cultivating Connections Between our Faith, our Food, and the Climate” (April 16 – 25). Register to view the film here. Kiss the Ground is a new…

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A Parish Journey for Racial Justice: Saint Ignatius Baltimore

April 21 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Online
Free

        In the wake of George Floyd’s murder last summer, Baltimore’s St. Ignatius Parish community committed to respond. That meant doing the hard work of antiracism through reflection and action. Parish task force director, Toni Moore-Duggan, and member, Eric Clayton, talk about the task force’s work to raise awareness around these efforts, and will share how their parish began and sustains this work. This call will include a presentation from Moore-Duggan and Clayton, time for Q&A, and…

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Laudato Si’ for 9 Hours

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - April 22 @ 12:00 am EDT
Online
Free

Join Santa Clara University in reading Laudato Si' over a period of 9 hours. Readers or groups can sign up for a slot and read for 20 minutes. Sign up here.

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Building a Career in Sustainability Webinar: Advice From Supply Chain Experts

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Online
Free

Leaders in sustainable supply chain management create sourcing relationships with environmentally sound and socially just upstream producers worldwide, with the goal of creating organizations in service to a sustainable and equitable future. Join this conversation to hear from thought leaders who have been at the forefront of building sustainable supply chains to learn how they launched and grew their careers, what tips they have for high-impact careers in the industry, and what they look for in their new hires. Attendees…

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Earth Day 2021: Restore Our Common Home

April 22
Online
Free

This year’s Earth Day program theme is “Restore Our Common Home”, a theme that addresses how as people of faith we must urgently act to not only protect but restore God’s beautiful gift of creation. The one-hour educational and prayer program is the perfect way for our families, parishes, schools, and religious communities to prepare for the Vatican’s launch of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform in May 2021 (during Laudato Si' Week)The program contains prayers, readings, discussion questions, a short video, and suggested activities.

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The Cry of the Earth and the Cry of the Poor

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Virtual
Free

Learn more about the link between climate and migration at a virtual Lunch and Learn on April 22 from 12-1 pm. Register for free at creationandmigration.eventbrite.com. Open to all people of good will who try to defend life, the integrity of creation, peace, and the common good. Hosted by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis Catholic Charities- Social Concerns, CARE ministry, and the Archindy Creation Care ministry.

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Earth Talks

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Online
Free

Join us for the 2nd edition of Earth Talks, a virtual event of short, 5-minute presentations by SU faculty, students, staff, and community partners. This year’s theme is Unifying for Climate--Climate Solutions for a Just World. Presentations will include research, service, community projects, artwork, and creative performances such as poetry and music. The event takes place on Earth Day, April 22nd, 2021 at 11:00AM-12:30PM (session 1 including Q&A with keynote speaker Jamie Margolin) and 2:00PM-3:30PM (session 2 including Q&A with Donna Moodie). Visit www.Earth-Talks.org for more information.

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Webinar: Catholics and Creation Care

April 22 @ 7:00 pm EDT
Online
Free

Did you know that Caring for Creation is part of our Catholic Social Teaching? We invite everyone to join us for a Catholics and Creation Care webinar with our very own Dr. Catherine Wright, who has recently published a practical guide on Pope Francis’s second encyclical writing, Laudato Si': On Care of Our Common Home. In this introductory webinar you will learn why Creation Care is so important to Pope Francis and the life of the church. TO REGISTER FOR…

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To Know the World: Advancing curriculum and faculty development for sustainability in higher education

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Online
Free

Join us April 26 from 4:00-5:00PM (PT) for a seminar by Dr. Mitchell Thomashow who will provide rationales, narratives, and approaches for environmental learning from his new book “To Know the World”. Dr. Thomashow will describe that the major challenges of our time—migration, race, inequity, climate justice, and democracy—connect to the biosphere and our relationship to the biosphere should be front and center in all aspects of our daily lives. Register here.

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May 2021

A Balm in Gilead: Deepening our Understanding and Conversation about Race through the Eyes of Faith

May 5 - May 19
Online

A Balm in Gilead: Deepening our Understanding and Conversation about Race through the Eyes of Faith Wednesday, May 5 | 7-8:15PM ET/4-5:15PM PT Wednesday, May 12 | 7-8:15PM ET/4-5:15PM PT Wednesday, May 19 | 7-8:15PM ET/4-5:15PM PT Registrants are asked to attend all three sessions.This three part virtual session will be an opportunity to deep dive into the topic of Race, Racism, and Faith through the lens of Ignatian spirituality. The world has been drawn into this conversation with a new…

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