A NATIONAL CATHOLIC CAMPAIGN FOR CLIMATE SOLUTIONS
MAY 2-6, 2022
(NOTE: Phase 1 was held May 2-6, 2022 but future events will be planned and the campaign is just getting started!)
Encounter for Our Common Home is a national campaign that brings together Catholics across the country to urge our U.S. Senators to enact authentic solutions to the climate crisis. These encounters with our Senators will come from the foundation of our Catholic faith and in accordance with the Laudato Si’ Action Platform. The encounters will be held the week of May 2nd. During the weeks before then we will be providing education, training, and accompaniment for participants, for the most important part of this campaign is you, as a channel for God’s peace.
Campaign Action Alert
Campaign Blog: Summary of Events and Next Steps!
Recorded Campaign Events
Tuesday, April 12, 1 p.m. Eastern (Recording and other resources available here)
At the first dialogue, we walk through how our Catholic faith leads us to this historic campaign, answering questions about the purpose of faith-based advocacy, the need for climate action, and how our Catholic voices can cultivate a “culture of encounter”.
Why are advocacy and care for creation integral aspects of our faith?
Why do we need to ask their Senators to act on climate now?
Why are our Catholic voices so important? Why are we using the word “encounter”?
Tuesday, April 19, 1 pm ET (Recording and other resources available here)
After celebrating Easter, we heard from active advocates about the specific “asks” in this campaign and the purpose of our “encounter” model. We will also walk through best practices for our legislative meetings taking place May 2-6! This webinar will serve as a final opportunity to join the campaign and put your faith in action to save our common home!
1. What's the ask and why now?
2. Why infuse legislative visits with a culture of encounter?
3. What is the roadmap of a successful encounter?
4. Why are we using tailored approaches for different Senators?
5. How can we leverage social media for results?