I hope that you are all happy and well! In this newsletter, I would like to tell you about some webinars, resources, and upcoming events that would help in your journey towards Laudato Si'. In November, we will be presenting for the third year, the JPIC Formation Workshop. This week long event will feature a variety of exciting speakers on subject such as Christ's legacy of peace, synodality, nonviolence and peace building, and many others. Participants will also have opportunities to interact with each other for network building. If you would like to attend this energetic event, registration is still open. Please also consider that now, until November 15, is a time of prayer and reflection regarding those who are working with the Laudato Si' Action Platform and those who are discerning if they want to join.
This year we will witness the COP27. One of their major goals this year is to honor the commitments of previous conferences. Please pray for them and their important work. The Letter, a wonderful documentary on Pope Francis and Laudato Si' was premiered this month. It is now available on YouTube to watch for free. We have also recorded the recent Pax Christi webinar on Catholic nonviolence. It is available on our website.
Please continue to pray for all who are experiencing the effects of extreme weather, such as the people of Cuba, Florida, and Nicaragua who are dealing with the after effects of hurricanes. We must also remember to pray for and end to the Ukraine conflict and for those suffering from conflict in other areas. In these stressful times, please remember the gains and success that we have had in preserving biodiversity and the environment, and in protecting the rights and dignity of the poor and vulnerable. Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do!
Sr. Sheila Kinsey, FCJM
Campaign Coordinator Sowing Hope for the Planet.