The official delegation of the Lutheran World Federation to the Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 19) has decided to fast in solidarity with the poor and vulnerable who are disproportionately affected by extreme weather events. Find out more here.
For three days in July 2013, a 12-minute video depicting the lives and struggles of refugees was projected on the façade of the church of the Gesu in Rome. It is the mother church of the Jesuits and a place which has traditionally opened its doors to asylum seekers, in… Read More »Sanctuary & Sustentance
This reflection sheet looks at the idea that human persons are social by nature. It focuses on a brief quote from Pope Francis’ encyclical On the Light of Faith (Lumen Fidei), offers some points for reflection, a prayer, and ideas for action in daily life.
The Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People and the Pontifical Council Cor Unum have published pastoral guidelines on the care of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. Discussion Guide Refugees & Displaced Persons Pastoral Guidelines provides an overview and is intended to help parishes, schools… Read More »Welcoming Christ in Refugees & Forcibly Displaced Persons
Everyone is capable of doing theology! Reflecting theologically on issues and situations is an important part of our planning for a Christian action response. This resource, Tools for Theological Reflection offers some simple tools for theological reflection that don’t require any specialized knowledge – they are intended to assist parish,… Read More »Tools for Theological Reflection
This presentation introduces the Pastoral Spiral. It is a flexible framework for action that has been used to guide pastoral work, present academic courses, and for planning social action. It is inspired by and embodies the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola.