Notre Dame International (NDI) is encouraging students, staff, faculty, and alumni of its worldwide community to participate in a Global Day of Action. The event will take place on October 6th, and participants are asked to host a gathering such as a service project, a conversation, a nature walk or a reading group in their area. They are also asked to share photos and videos on social media, tagged with #FrancisFest.
The event celebrates the feast of St. Francis and responds to Laudato Si, the Pope’s call to care for our common home. This event is in partnership with the Office of Sustainability, Sustainability Minor, Campus Ministry, and Centre for Social Concerns. It's part of the week long festival celebrating St. Francis (3-6 Oct.), which will include film screenings, masses, service projects, readings, and lectures.
“When it comes to promoting environmental justice and sustainability, the scope of the challenge is significant. The cultural change we need is huge. Yet, we cannot afford to let the scope of the problem prevent us from taking action. It's not too late for each of us to make a difference. Let's be thoughtful and do as much as we can as soon as we can,” says Father Bob Dowd, vice president and associate provost for interdisciplinary initiatives.
Click here to learn more about the event.