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Additional Resources

Additional Resources


1.How rich are you? Where do you stand globally? Input your earnings and find out what percentile you’re in. 

2.Learn about Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), an investment strategy that considers the social and environmental consequences of where your investment dollars go. SRI investors seek to align portfolios with personal values. 

3.Look into programs offered by JustFaith Ministries. Become an agent of God’s compassion in our wounded world. 

4.Explore the abundant resources at Education for Justice, a website designed to promote greater knowledge of Catholic Social Teaching and highlight the connection between current world events and our faith.

5.Read the Earth Charter, an international declaration of fundamental ethical principles for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society in the 21st century.

Making Choices

$8 buys 15 organic apples OR 25 fruit trees for farmers in Honduras.

$30 buys an ER DVD box set OR a First Aid kit for a village in Haiti.

$73 buys a new mobile phone OR a new mobile health clinic to care for AIDS orphans in Uganda.

$2400 buys a high definition TV OR schooling for an entire village in Tanzania.

Data from Global Rich List website

Imagine if the Earth were divided equally among all of us. Each person would receive 4.5 acres. Now imagine that everything you need – food, energy, home, clothing, gadgets – must come from those 4.5 acres. But it takes 22.3 acres to maintain the average American lifestyle.There is a new way of observing Lent that helps us care for God’s creation by taking steps toward using only our fair share of its resources. Moving in the direction of 4.5 is essential for anyone walking in the footsteps of Jesus today.

Our Ministry

Lent 4.5 is a seven-week faith formation program which inspires and informs Christian communities on how to use the traditional Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving to protect God’s creation, embrace Gospel justice and nurture spiritual fulfillment. It offers practical opportunities for people of faith to apply the values of Christian Simplicity to their everyday lives.

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