and Practices for Stepping Up
You are invited to join our next
CREATION IN CRISIS WEBINAR
The Rainbow Serpent
Storyteller, Artist, Musician
Archivist of Aboriginal Wisdom
October 7, 2021
1:00 PST, 2:00 MT, 3:00 CT, 4:00 EST
Season of Creation
Season of Creation is observed in many Christian churches from
September 1 to October 4 each year. Since 1989, September 1 has been a
Day of Prayer for Creation. October 4 is the Feast of St. Francis of
Assisi, who is for many a patron saint of environmental concern and
activism. More information on the Season of Creation and prayer
resources are available at seasonofcreation.org.
This link is to a prayer card:
2021-2022 Ignatius Brady Lecture Series
LECTURE NO. 2 IN THE 5-LECTURE SERIES:
Mirrors of the Eternal Art:
How God's Word Speaks in the Bible & Birds
Sept. 15, 2021
7 p.m. ET
resented by Luke Togni, Ph.D.
Dr. Luke Togni studies and writes on St.
Bonaventure, Pseudo-Dionysius, their sources, reception, and
intersection. He has taught theology and classics at Marquette
University and the University of St. Francis (Fort Wayne, Indiana). He
lives in Nova Scotia, Canada, with his wife and four sons.
* 'MIRRORS OF THE ETERNAL ART' DESCRIPTION
Bonaventure teaches that the Word, the
Son of God, is the model for both the whole creation and of scripture.
This lecture will explain how creatures, such as plants and animals,
and scripture speak about God, and especially the Incarnation, in a
complementary way in the life of St. Francis of Assisi.
* ABOUT FR. IGNATIUS BRADY, O.F.M.
Fr. Ignatius Brady, O.F.M., was one of
the world’s leading authorities on the thought and spirituality of the
great medieval Franciscan writers, including Saint Bonaventure.
Zoom instructions for all lectures (all free and open to the public):
To join individual Zoom session: Click here
Links to previous talks in the series:
- Meeting ID: 982 6367 7081
- Passcode: 217202
- July 15, 2021, Dr. Timothy Johnson, S.T.D.: Cruising Ventura Boulevard: An Introduction to Saint Bonaventure: WATCH NOW
in a time of
Green Exodus and like-minded partners are coming together to host Earth
Jam 2021 during the Season of Creation, an Ecumenical Celebration of
prayer and action for the planet. The Season of Creation starts on
Sept. 1, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and ends on
Oct. 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.
Gatherings Online and In Place: Sept. 8 to Oct. 8
Earth Jam 2021 is coming to you in four modalities, and will be
situated within attention to the four elements: water, fire, earth and
air. Details are emerging and may be subject to change. Stay tuned to https://greenexodus.ca/earth-jam-2021/
Weekend Retreat #1 is being hosted at Martha Retreat Centre. There are
3 registration options available:
One Night - Details and to register https://bit.ly/38sk9sk
Two Nights - Details and to register https://bit.ly/3BqaSNH
Food Only - Details and to register https://bit.ly/2YaIBMW
Join “Canada Is on
Fire” day of action
summer, the climate emergency touched down in Canada like never before.
Record-breaking wildfires and heat domes. Floods and tornadoes. There’s
no question: we are in a climate crisis.
Last month’s UN IPCC report issued a
“code red for humanity.” This is not new information, but with an
election on the horizon, it’s time to come together, speak up and
demand urgent action.
Our friends at 350.org have organized a day of action this Wednesday
(September 8) and are calling on you to join.
Canada Is on Fire is a non-partisan
campaign encouraging people to host events, organize marches, post
images online — anything that shows your support for bold climate
action. However you choose to participate, we encourage you to follow
your local health authority guidelines on in-person gatherings, wear a
mask and stay COVID-safe! Their in-depth toolkit provides details on
organizing, signs, messaging and links to government COVID-19
Solving the climate crisis isn’t just a matter of health; it’s a matter
of social and environmental justice. We know the most vulnerable are
disproportionately affected by climate change. And, as the pandemic has
taught us, a rapid and effective emergency response is possible when we
Election day is just two weeks away. Join us on September 8 and tell
your candidates the climate emergency is now, and a green and just
pandemic recovery is the only way forward.
Thank you for your commitment to a better world. See you next week!
Associate Director of Mobilization and Engagement
David Suzuki Foundation