August 19, 2015

RESOURCES: Observing the 10th Anniversary of Katrina/Rita

1. Social Media sharing. 

a. Please share Creation Justice Ministries’ Facebook post

b. Please retweet Creation Justice Ministries’ Tweet

c. OR, if you have your own messaging and links to spread, please feel free to either use the attached meme/contact me about co-branding a similar meme with a different message. I’d be happy to make one for any of you this week.

2. Encourage people you know to download the refreshed version of our 2006 education, Bible study, and prayer resource: Through the Eye of the Hurricane: Rebuilding Just Communities. Download Now»

3. Forward/share the following email content:

Hi [[First_Name]],

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina, shortly followed by Hurricane Rita, wreaked unprecedented havoc on the Gulf Coast. Many members of the Creation Justice community invested our time, talent, and treasure into relief efforts as well as advocacy for Gulf Coast restoration. These disasters revealed to our nation on a wide scale how climate change, poverty, and racism are intertwined. They also showed us the importance of faith, community, and solidarity. We must not forget.

As individuals, we can remember and pray alone, as well as post and share on Facebook and Twitter at the hashtag #Katrina10. Share memories, prayers, and calls to action for #racialjustice and #climatejustice. You can also let faith community leaders know about resources available to them byforwarding this email.

As faith communities, we can share in Bible study, prayer, and education.Download Creation Justice Ministries' resource Through the Eye of the Hurricane: Rebuilding Just Communities for tools to help your ministry.

Commemorative activities can take place from the anniversary of the hurricane formation on August 23 through September 2, the day the National Guard arrived for emergency relief. The most activity is expected on August 29, the anniversary of the day the levees broke in New Orleans. These dates will overlap with the September 1st World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, which is formally observed by Orthodox traditions, and starting this year, will also be observed in the Roman Catholic tradition.

With Hope for Continued Healing and Restoration,

Shantha Ready Alonso

Executive Director

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