January 18, 2022
Posted by ICTC on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 1:43 PM PST
Sign of the Times
Despite the challenges of the New Year – switching to virtual teaching the first month, the weather!, consequences of Covid, the stepping into eternity of loved colleagues, friends and family – we are grateful for the incredible programs, partners and guest speakers we have for Winter Quarter 2022. As always, please join us for any or all of the ICTC offerings – Wisdom figures tell us that we have to reimagine the world, telling a new more truthful and inclusive story about our past, who we are and who we want to be.
January, the first month of the year, opens up space not only for new beginnings, but also to refocus and recommit our energy to the issues of justice that command our attention.
- January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and January 11 was National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Catholic sisters around the world are deeply committed to ending the scourge of modern-day slavery; learn more about their work in the Global Sisters Report.
- January 17 we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Dr. King's continuing legacy provides a valuable framework for work in peace and nonviolence, ecumenical and interfaith dialogue, and racial and economic justice.
- The Week of Prayer of Christian Unity is January 18-25. Sponsored by the World Council of Churches, this year's international theme is "We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship him" (Mt 2:2). Join SU's Campus Ministry on Sunday, January 23 for Mass at 11am or an Ecumenical Worship Service 8pm with preaching by guest Dr. James McCarty.
- January 22 is the 19th anniversary of the pastoral letter "Strangers No Longer, Together on the Journey of Hope" concerning migration and written by the Catholic Bishops of Mexico and the United States. The work for fair and just migration and immigration practices continues; the Hope Border Institute and the Kino Border Initiative provide education, advocacy and volunteer opportunities.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 27, an annual day of commemoration where we honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism.