As we grow in our understanding of Earth, galaxy and the universe, we see revealed in more exquisite detail not points of life but a whole trembling web of life. We see that we are not solitary creatures, single communities or even isolated nations but an intimate, diverse expression of sacred inter-relation.
This deepening awareness within the Franciscan Catholic community touches and expands the commitment expressed by our Catholic tradition to honor the inherent dignity in all life. This reflection of inter-relation resonates with the radical love lived by Clare and Francis that was committed to crafting communities that transcended false barriers of fear, prejudice and privilege.
The Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Committee invites you to join us with us as we deepen our awareness of our sacred inter-relation to all creation by exploring the issue of hunger and how it impacts the integrity of the web of justice.
Join us as we deepen our understanding of hunger and our relationship with the global commons.
Our first piece in the hunger series examines the impact of hunger on community. Community understood to be the complex social reality of shared history, culture, relationships and resources that link a group together in relationships of interdependence. Read more . . .
Territory is a way of not just naming "ownership" of a piece of land but also our sacred relationship to Earth. Territory expresses the right all people have to have a home, food, and community and in turn their responsibility to care for Earth. Read more ...
Colombia is one of the top five countries in the world for biodiversity. Between 1995 and 2002 environmental spending in Colombia declined 81%. Deforestation is occurring at a rate of 1.5 – 2.2 million acres a year, at this rate Colombia will be completely deforested in about 40 years. Read more...
Colombia has been torn apart by violence since the beginnings of the civil conflict in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The initial conflict was between guerilla groups that were seeking agrarian reform and the state of Colombia. In the early 1990s a third element was added, “paramilitary” forces. Read more . . .
Hunger and Gender
In our final Hunger Series installment we look at the connections between hunger and gender. We look specifically at how hunger impacts women—not to be exclusive of men, but because women bear burdens that are unique to being female. Read more...