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September 1, 2020, Adrian, Michigan – Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Office of Peace, Justice, and Integrity of Creation is offering a virtual presentation on the Green New Deal, a proposal in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to address global climate change.

Andrew Sarpolis, an organizer and activist with the Sierra Club, presents “Season of Creation: A Green New Deal” from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. EDT Tuesday, September 22, 2020. He will discuss what the Green New Deal is and isn’t and explain the importance of its implementation. The program will include time for questions and answers.

During his tenure with the Sierra Club, Andrew organized the March for Justice in 2015 and worked on a campaign to oppose Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s sulfur dioxide clean-up plan in Wayne County. Andrew is an active member of the Climate Justice Committee of the North Oakland Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

The presentation can be accessed on the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ website at http://www.adriandominicans.org/LiveStream.aspx.

This program is being offered as part of the Congregation’s celebration of the Season of Creation. The season, which is recognized by Christians throughout the world, begins each year on September 1, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and concludes on October 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Creation. The season offers Christians the opportunity to pray together and to renew their commitment to the Creator and to creation. The 2020 theme is “Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope.”


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August 25, 2020, Adrian, Michigan – Father James Martin, SJ, leads a virtual discussion on his book, Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect. His discussion, via live stream, is from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. EDT Thursday, September 17, 2020.

Those who attend this discussion are encouraged to read Father Martin’s book before the program. The book may be purchased from the Weber Center Shop for $10 plus shipping. To order, call 517-266-4030 or email webershop@adriandominicans.org

The discussion is free and open to the public, but donations are appreciated. To receive the live stream link, register online at www.webercenter.org and click on Programs. Registration is also available by calling 517-266-4000 or emailing webercenter@adriandominicans.org.


 

 

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