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.
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Catholics & The Climate March
Earth Day weekend, CTA presented a special program featuring Gopal Patel, Director of The BHUMI Project at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, and representative from GreenFaith, the organization coordinating multi-faith participation at the People’s Climate March in Washington, DC on April 29. Mr. Patel spoke on why people of faith are compelled to address climate issues, and described international faith initiatives to raise awareness about global environmental concerns. His presentation described project work on greening Hindu temples and places of pilgrimage across India, the training of young Hindus on good environmental practice and International involvement in the 2014 climate accord action.
Mr. Patel was joined by Nancy Lorence from the Metro New York Catholic Climate Movement. Ms. Lorence spoke on the engagement of Catholics in environmental and climate change issues, some of the motivating factors in their commitment, and the various Catholic organizations mobilizing to have a significant Catholic presence at the climate march. Representatives of the Global Catholic Climate Movement and the Franciscan Action Network also attended and were introduced. The book "GreenFaith: Mobilizing God’s People to Protect the Planet" (Abingdon Press, 2015) by Rev Fletcher Harper, an episcopal priest and leader of GreenFaith was available for purchase at the event. Electronic copies of the Pope Francis encyclical "Laudato Si’: Care for Our Common Home" were available on request; with print copies raffled as part of fundraising.
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)