In June, Pope Francis released a landmark encyclical, "Laudato Si", calling for immediate action on climate change to protect the earth and the world's most vulnerable people. Now, Pope Francis is coming to the U.S.! On September 24, Pope Francis will address Congress on climate change. Interfaith organizations are planning a march and rally on the National Mall right after the Pope's address to Congress. If you're planning to go, we encourage you to carpool with others from 350 Mass! You can find a ride, or let others know that you have spots in your car, by using our rideshare board.
The Ignatian Solidarity Network, a national organization that connects Jesuit and Catholic institutions around social justice issues, is also helping to organize house parties all over the country for people to watch the Pope's address to Congress together (either live-streamed or after the address is over). There are several watch parties already in the works in Massachusetts -- you can see the list here.
If there's no watch party in your area, and you're interested in organizing one, the Ignatian Solidarity Network has put together some great resources. And, of course, feel free to reach out if you need help organizing something or reaching out to people in your area!