February 2, 2022
Posted by ICTC on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 1:56 PM PST
Sign of the Times
As we enter the month of February, the ICTC wishes you a happy Lunar New Year and Year of the Tiger (2/1) and an inspirational Black History Month (see the Northwest African American Museum for events throughout the month).
Here are some recent stories and upcoming events that highlight the work for justice happening now; full details of the events are throughout the newsletter.
- This month two of our partners are offering workshops on racial justice and antiracism and there is a call to action to protect the dignity and rights of immigrants in Washington - learn more about SB-5438 and sign in "pro" for the bill here.
- The German Bishops’ Conference is supporting an initiative for LGBTIQ+ church employees to be openly welcomed in their workspace; and we welcome author Michael J. O'Loughlin to Seattle on February 16 to discuss his new book Hidden Mercy: Stories of Catholic Responses to the AIDS Epidemic.
- On February 10 ICTC hosts a panel of Catholic scholars to discuss Synodality from a variety of diverse perspectives; and on February 15 researchers from the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) will join us to present their findings on how young Catholics are living their faith outside the parish. The synodal process is underway, and ICTC's fall speaker, Massimo Faggioli, questions why Catholic universities are not more involved in the process in this recent Commonweal article.
- Interested in an overview of what is happening politically? Watch the recording of Faith, Politics, and Policy in 2022: What Is a Faithful Agenda Now? (Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University, 2/1/2022).