Thanks for help making our Winter Gathering with Simone Campbell such a meaningful time.
Pax Christi Twin Cities will gather for our monthly prayer, meditation and reflection on March 23 from 9-10:30 AM at St. Joan of Arc parish center. Lynn Cibuzar will facilitate. This link is the reflection piece from Richard Rohr. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lQTfcFX4zeZGZl88G0D6Vui0pRky1fAe_U1VWvDzrFg/edit
You may wish to help remember the tragic beginning of the Iraq War 10 years ago by joining the weekly vigil on the Lake St.- Marshall Ave Bridge on Wednesday 3/20/2013 from 4:30-5:30 PM. There is a presentation about the recent trip to Iraq by members of the Iraqi & American Reconciliation Project at St. Albert the Great Church at 6pm.
Steve Clemens – Pax Christi Twin Cities
Once again we invite those who are able to join us for prayer/meditation/reflection on the 4th Saturday morning of each month from 9-10:30 AM at the parish center of St. Joan of Arc. This month we will gather on Jan 26th. Jennie Downey was schedule to facilitate but she and her husband Pat are still on the mend after being struck by a car after the homeless memorial march in December. Our prayers go out to them as they receive the necessary physical therapy and healing touch at Walker Methodist in south Minneapolis. Since she had asked me to select a reflection piece, I’ve chosen some quotes from one of our nation’s greatest theologians, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel as we marked the 40th anniversary of his passing at year’s end. [If you are not familiar with Heschel, I’ve attached an article by Art Waskow describing some of his work, especially his partnership with his Baptist brother, Martin Luther King. Continuing Heschel in our lives
Passages on Social Justice from Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel –
Selected by Rabbi Arthur Waskow
Also attached is an invite to consider joining training sessions for the MN Peace Team.
Pax Christi Twin Cities and Call to Action
Register using this form by February 23rd for $35. $40 after!
Winter Gathering with Sr Simone Campbell
March 2, 2013 8:00AM – 3:00PM
At the Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55403
Pax Christi will host the JRLC 2013 Legislative Update. Recall that the JRLC (Joint Religious Legislative Coalition) is an interfaith advocate for social justice governed by the Minnesota
Catholic Conference, Minnesota Council of Churches, Jewish Community Relations Council, and the Islamic Center of Minnesota. The Executive Director, Brian Rusche, will be in Rochester on Saturday, January 19 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM in the Dining Hall at Pax Christi Catholic Church. He will be sharing JRLC’s legislative agenda for the upcoming 2013 session including:
- Family Economic Security Act
- Human Trafficking
- Impartial Courts
- Fair taxation and the budget
- Housing and Health Care
- Payday Lending
The JRLC depends on the support of a well informed faith community to help influence public policy in the Minnesota legislature. This is a great opportunity to become better informed right here in Rochester. Don’t miss it.