Good Reading: New Foundations in Mercy
In the The Pandemic
Apausalypse: Dispatch from Iceland: Andri Snær Magnason and Anní Ólafsdóttir
'Art always finds a way, even when everything has been put on pause. In this multimedia piece, journey with dancers, musicians, and philosophers across Iceland during the lockdown and explore the question: What is the meaning of the great stop, the apausalypse?'
Published in Emergence Magazine, May 2020
54 Ways Coronavirus Has Changed Our World: Larry Buchanan
'The coronavirus pandemic has altered the world immeasurably, yet the statistically minded among us persist in trying to measure it. Here are some aspects of our lives that have trended up or down — or both — with the backstory linked to each of them.'
Faith and Spirituality in a Time of Crisis: St Joseph's Maine
Conversations with faith leaders, theologians, philosophers, and more about maintaining the spiritual life during a time of self-isolating and social distancing.
Post Pandemic: Opportunity
Let Europe Recover Through Justice: COMECE (the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union)
'While the discussion should be directed to the common good and guided by a spirit of solidarity, the EU should aim for an agreement that helps Europe to recover through ecological, social and contributive justice'.
Position Paper, 27 May 2020
COVID-19 and Human Rights: We are all in this together: United Nations
Published April 2020
Search for the Holy Spirit in the Midst of Chaos: Brian Smith
'During the past few months we have heard the word "unprecedented" used to describe the coronavirus pandemic. Others have referred to this time as "disruptive" and "chaotic" as the health care world we have known has been turned upside down. No one believes that we will ever go back to the way things were. Everyone seems to be asking, "What will our new reality be?"'
Published in Health Progress, March-June 2020. Vol. 101, No.2
Instead of a 'return to normal,' let's pursue a profound transformation: Elise D. Garcia
'The coronavirus pandemic has revealed fundamental fault lines in our social, economic and spiritual foundations — deadly preexisting conditions and comorbidities. Graffiti on a wall in China says it all: "We can't return to normal, because the normal that we had was precisely the problem."'
Published in National Catholic Reporter, 27 May 2020
Our post-pandemic selves: why the virus is an opportunity to grow and develop: Adrienne Matei
'How times of struggle can pave the way for new ways of life – and for the lucky ones among us, the quest for small joys.'
Published in The Guardian, 3 April 2020
Let's Take Care of One Another Just as Our Saving God Cares for Us: Letter from the UISG and USG Presidents
Published 29 June 2020
The Future of Civil Society Organisations:
ICVA (A Global NGO Network for Principled and Effective Humanitarian Action)
'The Future is unwritten. Yet, the current challenges and opportunities brought by the COVID-19 pandemic call for a conversation over the transformations we want to see in society, and in the humanitarian, social justice and environmental sector.'
Published May 2020
Launch of Report on SocioeEconomic Impacts of COVID-19
Secretary-General António Guterres: "The recovery from the COVID-19 crisis must lead to a different economy"
Life After the Pandemic: Pope Francis
Preface by Card. Michael Czerny sj
Listen, learn and act: Together eliminating systemic racism – A message against racism from the Canadian Religious Conference
A series of online webinars are being hosted by Global Justice Now in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic.
Can we ensure the climate has a future after the corona-crisis?
US political crisis and the need for internationalism
How corporate trade deals make the world more vulnerable to Covid-19
Fighting For Global Access To Covid-19 Vaccines And Treatment
Women on the front line of the crisis
Business as usual isn’t good enough
Coronavirus, capitalism and global inequality
‘See, I am makingall things new’our Christian response to the COVID-19 crisis: Archdiocese of Liverpool Justice & Peace Commission
Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald MAfr, Diarmuid O’Murchu MSC, Christine Allen, Director of CAFOD
Free Zoom event.
COVID-19 and Biblical TraditionRead the article here (pp285-291)
COVID-19 in Dialogue with our Biblical Tradition: Elizabeth Dowling rsm
Published June 2020
You Have to Experience Saturday Night to Appreciate Sunday Morning: Pat Kenny rsm
Published on sistersofmercy.org, 7 June 2020
Tienes qu experimentar el sábado por la noche para apreciar el domingo por la mañana
COVID Outcomes for the Church
10 COVID-19 "Outcomes" for the Church: Brendan Leahy
'TS Eliot’s line about having the experience but missing the meaning is a spur to us to not let the Covid-19 experience pass us by in vain. What is it saying to us? In what direction is it pointing us? Can we name what we’ll take away with us from this time?'
Published in The Furrow, May 2020
Post Pandemic Church: paralysed or energised? Recovered or re-imagined?
Saturday 18 July. Free event on Zoom from the National Justice & Peace Network (UK)
Religious Life Post-Pandemic
Articles & UISG Archived Webinars
US sisters meet about how to re-imagine future, especially now with COVID-19: Soli Salgado
Published in Global Sisters Report, 22 May 2020
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Messages to: MGP Guiding Group
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