'Hope in a Time of Pandemic - Responding to COVID-19 through a Mercy Lens'
Today, Mercy Global Action COVID-19 Response Task Force is pleased to launch a new report, ‘Hope in a Time of Pandemic - Responding to COVID-19 through a Mercy Lens’. The MGA COVID-19 Response Task Force is made up of Mercy Global Action staff, Sisters, and Partners in ministry from Mercy Congregations and Institutes around the world. This document is the culmination of a process of reflection undertaken by the Task Force since May 2020. The process included collecting stories and reflecting on them in the light of our Mercy Tradition and Catholic Social Teaching. The Task Force also engaged with commentary and analysis from academia, civil society, faith-based organizations, the United Nations, and other international stakeholders.
The report offers insights into the Mercy World during this time of pandemic, linking grassroot experiences, theological reflection, and critical analysis. It reveals systemic inequalities in social, economic, political and environmental areas. It also reveals the interconnectedness of people and planet and highlights stories of extraordinary kindness and resilience throughout the Mercy World. The document invites collaboration and recommends actions to individuals, Church communities, civil society partners and governments for more just and inclusive responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The MGA COVID-19 Response Task Force envisages that this report will provide inspiration and hope to the Mercy World and beyond. The report offers opportunities to engage in the text and acts as a tool for further action and advocacy. We invite you to be guided by our reflection process to bring the report to life, and to contribute to the ongoing dialogue and response to this global pandemic through webinars, workshops, reading groups and other forums.
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Messages to: Angela Reed rsm - Head of Mercy Global Action