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Join our upcoming webinar: Christmas, Consumerism, and Laudato Si.
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Dear Friend,

Christmas is almost a week away.

In his Christmas message last year, Pope Francis stated that “this Child calls us to act soberly, in other words, in a way that is simple, balanced, consistent, capable of seeing and doing what is essential.

Simplicity.  Balance.  

For many of us, the last days before Christmas are neither.  

As we near the end of our journey to LaudatoSi-ify Advent, we invite you to reconnect with the Christ Child's invitation to simplicity and balance by joining our upcoming webinar on Christmas, Consumerism, and Laudato Si. We will be exploring how today's rampant consumerism, particularly evident during the Christmas season, is so harmful in all fronts: destroying our planet’s ecosystems, hurting the most vulnerable among us and future generations, and undermining our own spirituality.
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Join us as our amazing panel of speakers help us reflect on the science, sociology, and spirituality of consumerism to help us understand and do what is essential in these last days of Advent.
Webinar: Christmas, Consumerism and Laudato Si
Date: Wednesday, December 21
Time:  9:00-10:00 am US Eastern Time (see your local time here)

Speakers:
Dr. Juliet Schor
is a Professor of Sociology at Boston College who focuses on sustainable consumption and production, alternative economic structures, and climate change. She is the lead author of the chapter on Consumption and Climate Change for the ASA Task Force on Climate Change and a co-founder of New American Dream

Dr. Pablo Canziani holds a faculty in physics at Universidad de Buenos Aires and is a principal researcher in the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research of Argentina. He was lead author in the 4th Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which won a Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts in 2007. He is a founding member of GCCM.

A Sister of Mercy from the Mid-Atlantic Community in the United States will be sharing from their community-wide examination of conscience on consumerism.
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In these last days of Advent, let us cultivate that simplicity of heart needed to fully open to and receive the Christ-child.

We look forward to seeing you on December 21,

Christina on behalf of the GCCM team
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