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Thoughts and Prayers for our friends in Texas

Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of Texas who are suffering under the ravages of Hurricane Harvey, among them our current President, Jan Skrehot, our former President, Garland Pohl and many ecumenical colleagues and friends. We join our prayers to theirs for the safety of all those affected by the storm.

A statement from Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston:

“Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast in a catastrophic and devastating way this weekend, bringing with it severe flooding and high winds which have taken human life, caused countless injuries, and severely damaged homes and property throughout the region. The effects of this storm continue to put people in harm’s way, with horrific scenes playing out all around, such as those of people trapped on their rooftops as water continues to rise around them. Many dioceses of the Church in the United States have been affected; many others will be as the storm continues.

As the Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, this crisis hits very close to home. In solidarity with my brother bishops in this area of the country, I call on people of faith to pray for all of those who have been impacted by this Hurricane, and I ask people of good will to stand with the victims and their families. May God, the Lord of mercy and compassion, protect all who are still in danger, and bring to safety those who are missing. May He care in a special way for those who were already homeless, or without support and resources, before this disaster. We pray in thanksgiving for the first responders who are risking their lives to save others at this very moment. We include in our intentions the everyday heroes reaching out to help their neighbors in need, those who, like the Good Samaritan, cannot walk by a person in need without offering their hand in aid.

The USCCB is working closely with affected local dioceses, Catholic Charities USA and St. Vincent de Paul, along with other relief organizations, to assess the needs on the ground. In the next couple of days, we will share more about the best ways to assist those in the Gulf region with material needs based on the latest information we can gather. May God bless you and your families this day and always.

 

 

 

Call for the 2018 KAICIID Fellows Cohort

Dear CADEIO members,  

Bishop James Massa, Diocese of Brooklyn, is one of the Holy See’s representatives to the King Abdullah International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) Board of Advisors.  He would like to introduce you to KAICIID and invite you to explore the possibility of applying for one of their Fellows Programs.   

Among KAICIID’s various projects is a Fellows Program that trains teachers of future religious leaders in the skills of interreligious dialogue. At this time KAICIID is looking to constitute their African Fellows Program for the 2018 Cohort.   

For further information, you may go online on the Centre’s website.  The deadline to apply is August 31, 2017.   Website: www.kaiciid.org  @KAICIID. 

Warm regards, 

Jan Skrehot

President

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