|Speltz, Kate (Katespeltz)|
Post Number: 46
|Posted on Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 4:40 am: |
Jesus called us to “love one another”. Our Lord’s example and works demand care for the “least of these” from each of us. Yet they also require action on a broader scale. Faithful citizenship is about more than elections. It requires ongoing participation in the continuing political and legislative process. (USCCB Administrative Committee; Faithful Citizenship)
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Join us for letter-writing this coming Sunday, September 13 after mass
Human Services and the King County Budget
King County government is developing the budget for our county for 2010. County government is not required to support human services in the community, and is considering eliminating all County general funds for human services in order to balance the budget. Human services are currently approximately 3.4% of the general funds.
Funding would be eliminated for ~ domestic violence shelters ~ senior centers ~ adult day health ~ emergency food distribution ~ homeless shelters, including those for youth ~ legal advocates for victims of sexual assault ~ programs for youth at risk ~ and more!
A Budget is a Moral Document. In these tight economic times, it is especially important that we, as Catholics, participate in the public process for “the least of these” and the common good
Please take some time to write to your County Councilmember about this issue.
|Grayland, Vicki (Vgrayland)|
Post Number: 64
|Posted on Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 10:27 am: |
Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action
Northwest Film Forum presents Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action, which will be shown Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th at 3 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m.
(I saw this movie today, Saturday, and highly recommend it. The School of the Americas Watch demonstration at Fort Benning is featured, and the director will be present to answer questions. The following blurb is from the Church Council's email.)
An inspiring documentary about the global movement called spiritual activism, Fierce Light resonates with the compassion and open-mindedness of its subject matter. Acclaimed director Velcrow Ripper interviews many of the movement's illustrious figures, including Alice Walker, John Lewis, Daryl Hannah, Thich Nhat Hahn, Desmond Tutu, Julia Butterfly Hill and Noah Levine. These passionate leaders speak about their commitment to making positive change in the world.
Join Director Ripper for a workshop Shine Your Fierce Light on Sunday, September 13 from 1:30 - 5:30 at University Christian, 4731 15th Ave. NE, Seattle. This workshop explores the power that is released when spirituality is combined with action. Gandhi called it "Soul Force," Thich Nhat Hahn calls it "Love in Action;" for Ripper it is "Fierce Light." Featuring dynamic "engaged spirituality" practices and meditations, visualizations and exercises, the workshop will offer key tools to unleash your own "Fierce Light" and take action from a spiritual perspective. Sliding Scale: $30 - $40. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. To register, write to Velcrow at email@example.com.