Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Five for the Family


I’m Project Manager for a small (but growing) interfaith alliance of organizations and individuals seeking social justice and a world leader with vision.  We think that the key person to get to is Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church, and a widely respected moral leader.  He’s open-minded and he isn’t afraid of shaking things up to do what’s right. He can spread a message of hope where it’s most needed and will do the most good. And he’s going to be in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the World Meeting of Families this September.

CESJ and Polish Solidarity meeting with John Paul II
We’ve reserved a booth at the event, and we plan on hosting a symposium on “Economic Justice for the Family” to present some fresh and unifying ideas and message of hope for all families. (Ideally, of course, we’d like to catch Pope Francis’s eye and talk to him.)

What we really expect, however, is to get other people at the World Meeting of Families to listen to what we have to say. Perhaps some of these people know people who could get our spokespersons to Pope Francis. And we know this is possible, because we’ve done it! One of the groups involved in our “Five for the Family” campaign, the Center for Economic and Social Justice (CESJ), met twice with Pope John Paul II, and gave a seminar on CESJ’s “Just Third Way” at the Vatican for heads of religious orders.

Presenting Every Worker an Owner to the pope.
Sending a high-level delegation and putting on a symposium takes resources. That’s why we’re looking for 10,000 people to contribute at least $5 each to our crowdfunding campaign. The rest we hope to raise from foundations and wealthy individuals who want to make a better future for all of us. And if you can’t contribute $5, don’t worry. Share and Like our campaign: the more people know about it, the more likely we are to reach our goal, and even surpass it.

http://www.gofundme.com/s6xseg8

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