In the months leading up to the Synod of the Amazon, Columbans from across the world will be contributing to a series of articles about the Synod process, the Amazon region, and the work for peace and justice happening there. This page will compile those articles in the order that they are published.
Throughout Lent, we are reminded that the practice of fasting has an ecological face. The Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach is working with the Inter-religious Working Group on Extractive Industries on a number of resources and reflections that help you examine your relationship with God’s creation and reflect on your choices as a consumer.
The readings from Ash Wednesday invite us into a posture of humility and penance, fostered by prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. It is an ancient practice, but the goal is not only a clean heart, but a call to become people of mercy and compassion towards our common home and those whose lives are at risk.