Call to Action is a movement working for equality and justice e in the church and society. The Metro NY chapter is one of 53 local chapters and part of an independent national organization of over 25,000 people.
Our organization challenges Catholics to act for justice and to build inclusive communities through a lens of anti-racism and anti-oppression principles. Your participation at our meetings and your donations to this movement are especially important in these perilous times. Your contributions help us to educate, inspire and activate Catholics to support changes in the Church which will have a positive and profound impact on the lives of its members.
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WOW… who knew that the hypothetical PAUL RYAN US budget could become a reality post November elections when our Chapter had an AMERICA magazine senior editor talk in October 2016 on “Whether the Ryan US budget is Catholic?”
(Read the entire speech here)
SAVE THE DATES FOR TWO BIG EVENTS
JUSTICE & MERCY
UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION
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October 20-21, 2017
THE CHRISTIAN RESPONSE
TO THE REFUGEE CRISIS
JOIN US - Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 2:30pm
20 Washington Sq North, NYC, NY
The latest refugee crisis is related directly to the various wars in the Middle East, especially in Syria and Iraq. The refugees - estimated at 1.3 million in 2015 alone - are fleeing war and persecution. This ongoing mass migration has been described by Pope Francis as the biggest crisis facing the world since the Second World War.
In the related area of illegal immigration, it is estimated that about 11 million undocumented immigrants live in the shadows in the United States, without working papers and with very restricted access to public services.
Call to Action is strongly opposed to the Trump xenophobic policies that are openly hostile to refugees and the undocumented. We agree with Pope Francis' admonition regarding displaced families to "respond with mercy and generosity" and to always remember that "each migrant has a name, a face and a story." He further tells us that we have "a duty to help our brothers and sisters who have been forced to leave their homeland, a duty of justice, civility and solidarity."
Gerry Lee, the executive director of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, will address migrant issues from a Christian perspective on Sunday October 15th. Any donations are optional and appreciated.
Gerry Lee, executive director, joined the staff of the Maryknoll Office for global Concerns in May 2013. He and his family lived and worked in an urban barrio in Venezuela with the Maryknoll Lay Missioners from 1984-94, where Gerry focused on community organizing and human rights advocacy. He then served on the staff of the lay missioners, including several years on its leadership team, until 2006. He helped organize the first International Encounter of Catholic Lay Mission Organizations, held in Paris, France in 2002. In recent years, Gerry has been part of the food justice movement in the United States, practicing urban farming in inner city Philadelphia. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Gerry received his Masters of Divinity degree from Weston Jesuit School of Theology.
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