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Creativity of Love in May

Incarcerated people in prisons, jails, or detention centres have always been vulnerable.
 
 
However these people ended up being incarcerated, they are still people, made in the image and likeness of God and deserving of health and life.
 
The rapid spread of COVID-19 in these institutions, and the lack of response from the media and the government, demonstrates just how little concern our society has for these populations.
 
Join us in calling for the release of inmates who do not pose a threat to the public. “Free them all,” say prison and migrant justice advocates across Canada.

 

May 25

 
In a world where you can be anything, be kind. Grocery deliveries, free meals and goods, small acts of joy, and paying it forward.
 
 
In response to these difficult times, mutual aid community groups are multiplying and flourishing across the world. Tell us your stories of giving and receiving help on Twitter and Facebook.
 

May 14

 
It’s Laudato Si’ week! May 24 is the fifth anniversary of this groundbreaking encyclical that demanded we care for our Common Home.
 
 
Join Catholics United for Climate Action, a movement for a just COVID recovery, and click here to sign our letter to Prime Minister Trudeau.

May 18

 
Formerly colonized countries continue to be exploited by economic systems that keep them locked in cycles of poverty and debt.
 


It’s time to give poor countries a debt jubilee so that they can invest in their people. Click here and join Jubilee USA in calling for the forgiveness of this crippling debt. 
 

 

May 14

 
The federal government has determined that people in Canada need $2,000 a month to survive. Let’s ensure that everyone in this country has the means for basic survival and introduce a guaranteed minimum income indexed to inflation. 
 
 
 
CBC - The Sunday Edition: Amidst a global pandemic, Hugh Segal's call for a guaranteed annual income is even more timely. Click here to read the interview.
 
Anglican and Lutheran bishops have recently asked the government to create a guaranteed basic income program. Similarly, 50 Senators have called on Trudeau to make CERB a minimum basic income in Canada. Add your voice to theirs. Contact your MP today.
 

 

May 11, 2020

Jurisdictions around the world are creating and rolling out plans to reopen their economies. Let’s make sure that our new economic model puts climate and social justice first.

 
 
The Green New Deal offers a roadmap for a just and sustainable economy. South Korea is implementing a Green New Deal. The EU is working on a similar green transition. Will Canada follow suit? Click here to learn more what you can do to advocate for a Green New Deal in Canada.

 


 

May 7, 2020

Amsterdam has announced that their post-pandemic economic plan will be based on the “doughnut model” where the inner circle represents what everyone needs to survive and thrive and the outer circle represents planetary limits.

 

Their economy will exist in the ‘sweet spot’ of the dough, between these two limits. How could we adapt this model here in Canada? Read the article in The Guardian and discuss ideas with friends and/or family. 
 

 

May 4, 2020

Pope Francis says: “Even if we are isolated, thought and spirit can go far with the creativity of love. This is what we need today: the creativity of love.”

 
 
 
We live in a world we would have thought impossible a few months ago. When you live in an impossible world, anything is possible. In the coming weeks, we will be sharing ideas, stories, and examples of how we can leverage this difficult time to create a better world. Let’s open our minds and hearts and see where the Creativity of Love leads us.
 
Click here to watch COVID-19: A Conversation About Global Systems Change.
 

 

#CreativityofLove

 
On Monday, May 4, we begin a campaign inspired by Pope Francis that is rooted in love & hope. 

It also connects with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. This online campaign looks to the future, to illustrate how we can make it a better one for all. We encourage you to join us as we walk towards a #CreativityofLove.

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