The ANZ Province offers a resource prepared by Sr Esmey Herscovitch RSCJ, to assist our reflection during this 2020 Season of Creation. This season is a time for us to reflect on our collective responsibility for the ongoing sustainability our planet Earth. The following document contains user friendly reflections enabling us to deepen and action our learning for the good of our collective future.We join with friends and companions around the world to pray for the wellbeing of the planet that sustains us and for the courage to nurture the gift of life that is offered for our survival.
How can we accompany those suffering the aftermath of fire, floods, hunger, poverty… Do we have the resources to help? Would changing our personal life style make a difference? How?How can ‘I’ make a difference?
Praying together to end Human Trafficking, 11th January – 8th February God of hope and peace, touch our hearts and energise our ongoing efforts in abolishing this heinous crime against humanity so that every victim is freed and every survivor’s life renewed. You blessed St Josephine Bakhita of Sudan with compassion for others. May her prayers comfort and strengthen the women, men and children who are in search of freedom. We ask for transformation of heart for those who inflict pain, anguish and grief on our vulnerable sisters and brothers. Give us generosity to stand in solidarity with others so that together we heal the hearts and lives of all
Visit www.rscjinternational.org for updates on the recent Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation meeting in the Philippines. RSCJ gathered to discuss a common direction for the Society of the Sacred Heart, worldwide. The following video expresses gratitude to all who contributed to making the meeting such a huge success.www.rscjinternational.org/news/jpic-meeting-thank-you
PLASTIC TAKES 500 YEARS TO DECOMPOSE We are all aware of the devastating impact plastic is having on our environment. If you want to be part of the family of caring, informed human beings take the time to visit the links below. There are a number of ways we can become involved. Stay alert, for updates on how you can help to build a more sustainable environment, one which is able to breathe and nurture the basic needs of future generations. https://plasticfreejuly.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=bb331f792b45a73fa42be8bde&id=c119159565&e=bbd875fae8 https://plasticfreejuly.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=bb331f792b45a73fa42be8bde&id=4e9f38d460&e=bbd875fae8 https://plasticfreejuly.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=bb331f792b45a73fa42be8bde&id=e191e0930b&e=bbd875fae8 https://plasticfreejuly.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=bb331f792b45a73fa42be8bde&id=d28ba1b23a&e=bbd875fae8
The World Interfaith Harmony Week Coopetition is a 7 day global challenge to promote acts of peace, collaboration, and tolerance between people of all faith, spiritual, and humanistic traditions. Beginning on February 1st and going through February 7th, individuals and teams will use the spirit of coopetition to inspire collaborative acts of service to give back to their communities and strengthen mutual respect, understanding, and harmony between people of all backgrounds. http://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/ This video has the potential to change your mind, heart and soul forever. Is there something you can do to help change our world – one small act of kindness could become addictive… contagious. Give it a
Today the United States celebrates Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Visit this informative link to update your awareness of this horrendous crime. https://ecospiritualityresources.com/2017/12/
Prepare for World Interfaith Harmony Week Feb 1st – 7th by joining the Compassion Games This video has the potential to change your mind, heart and soul forever. Is there something you can do to help change our world – one small act of kindness could become addictive… contagious. Give it a go. The Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest have been played in prisons and high-schools to dramatically change the culture… Disclaimer: The facts of the story are true but the people shown in the video are not the people that participated in the Compassion Games. The prison authorities gave us permission to share this video.
About World Food Day – from Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Organization in 1945. Events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all. World Food Day is a chance to show our commitment to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 – to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030. It’s also a day for us
Many things have to change course, but it is we human beings above all who need to change. We lack an awareness of our common origin, of our mutual belonging, and of a future to be shared with everyone … A great cultural, spiritual and educational challenge stands before us, and it will demand that we set out on the long path of renewal. Laudato Si (202)