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Comboni Events Calendar
The following listings are provided by the North American Province of the Comboni Missionaries.
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APRIL

INTERNATIONAL

April 22, 2017: Earth Day.

April 23, 2017: Mercy Sunday. Together with Earth Day, join in on Mercy2Earth Weekend. http://catholicclimatemovement.global/april-29/.

April 24-May 5, 2017: U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII) (16th session) will mark the 10th anniversary of the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The PFII is an advisory body to the U.N. Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) established in 2000. The Session will take place at U.N. Headquarters, 405 E. 42nd Street, New York City. Find out more, here.

April 29, 2017: Climate March in Washington, D.C. and around the world: Catholics have committed to joining the wider climate movement for this massive family-friendly march. We will "pray with our feet" and stand up for all that we love, urging Congress and the Trump administration to take bold action against the injustice of the climate crisis. Learn more about the Catholic Climate Movement, here.

NATIONAL

April 1, 2017: A Concert to Celebrate the Movement for Immigrant Justice, 5:30-8:30 pm at Wellington Church, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. Also, it's the 9th Annual El Pueblo Canta. $25. Find out morehere.

April 4, 2017: 29th Annual Hesburgh Lecture in Ethics & Public Policy: War, Race and Empire in the Antropocene: Some Occluded Aspects of Climate Change will feature Amitav Ghosh, acclaimed Indian novelist. The lecture will be held at 4 pm in Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business, Notre Dame University in Notre Dame, IN. It is free and open to the public. Learn more, here.

April 5, 2017: In Good Faith: "Divided We Fall: Are Justice, Healing, and Reconciliation Possible in Trump's America? It's from 6-9 pm, at the Catholic Theological Union, 5416 So. Cornell St., Chicago, IL, featuring  Rev. Bryan Massingale, Linda Sarsour, Carmen Nanko-Fernandez, Michael Zedek. Find out morehere.

April 5, 2017: Never Can I Write of Damascus: When Syria Became Our Home will take place at the Evanston Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston, IL 60201, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, with Theresa Kubasak & Gabe Huck. Free. Find out morehere.

April 12, 2017: Webinar on Planning and Preparing for World Refugee Day. Presenters will discuss how you, your agencies, parishes, and religious communities can prepare to participate in this year's World Refugee Day on June 20, 2017. Sign in and then join at 1 pm, Eastern, here.

April 14, 2017: Imagine Honoring Our Visions of Justice will take place at the Congress Plaza Garden, E Congress Plaza Dr., Chicago, IL, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm. It is the Good Friday Walk. Find out more, here.

April 21-24, 2017: 2017 Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice (EAD) National Gathering & Lobby Day: Confronting Chaos, Forging Community: Challenging Racism, Materialism and Militarism will build on Dr. Martin Luther King's final book and the 50th Anniversary of his historic, final speech in New York City. This is the 14th annual event where nearly 1,000 Christians come to Washington, D.C. to learn, network and advocate before Congress on federal policy issues about which the ecumenical community is concerned. The venue is again the DoubleTree Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, VA. Keep abreast of all the latest at www.advocacydays.org.

GREATER CINCINNATI AREA

April 4, 2017: 2017 Community Intergroup Seder: Celebrating Freedom for All People will be led by Rabbi Matthew Kraus, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Judaic Studies, University of Cincinnati, from 11:45 am - 1:15 pm. The location is the Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Amberley Village. Church groups, high school and college religion class members are especially welcome. Adults, $18; College and high school students, $8, includes lunch. Seating is limited to the first 250 people who reply. Contact: (513) 621-4020.

April 4, 2017: Faith Talk: Conversations with a Refugee will take place in the Parish Center of Our Lord Christ the King Church in Mt. Lookout (corner of Linwood Rd. and Ellison Ave.) at 7 pm. It will feature Megan Zarnitz, director of Refugee Resettlement for Catholic Charities, along with refugees who will share their personal stories and unique journeys to Cincinnati.

April 5, 2017: A God of Life and a Civilization of Love: A Catholic Response to the Refugee and Immigration Crisis will be presented by Professor Daniel Groody, PhD, CSC, a Catholic priest , a Holy Cross religious and a scholar with years of experience working in Latin America. He is currently an associate professor of theology and director of Immigration Initiatives at the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. The talk is at 7:30 pm at Bellarmine Chapel, Xavier University, Cincinnati. Get the event flyer, here.

April 6, 2017: Forward Together, a public meeting and continuation of a community conversation, for matters of justice in Greater Cincinnati, will meet from 6:30-8 pm at New Prospect Baptist Church, 1580 Summit Rd., (Cincinnati, OH 45237). It is coordinated by the AMOS Project. Join other voices in building the agenda and learn to listen to the diverse voices in our communities. Contact: troy@ohorganizing.org to RSVP, or on Facebook (Forward Together page).

April 6, 2017: Climate Change and the Merchants of Doubt with speaker Naomi Oreskes will take place from 7-9 pm at the James and Caroline Duff Banquet Center, Cintas Center, Xavier University. Naomi is a lading voice on the issue of the role of humans in affecting climate change and is the author of both scholarly and popular books and articles. Check out her TED talk on "Why We Should Trust Scientists." Free and open to all with complimentary parking. For further information, visit online at www.xavier.edu/green or call (513) 745-3385.

April 6, 2017: Six@ Six Lectures: On Being a Refugee in America: From Somali to No. Kentucky features Karen Brownlee, graduate student, social work, Northern Kentucky University. It will be held at 6 pm at the Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center, 620 Greenup Street, Covington, KY. Individual meetings are $6; series is $30. Students free with ID. Contact: (859) 572-7847; www.sixatsix.nku.edu.

April 14, 2017: The Way of the Cross for Justice, a Good Friday tradition, will happen again this year. Join a collaboration of faith-based groups for an engaging prayer experience that connects the suffering of Jesus with the suffering brought about by injustice in our day. It begins at noon-1:15 pm with "Reflections on Social Justice Issues" on downtown's Fountain Square, followed by a Procession to the Freedom Center. The reflection and closing bread service will take place at the Freedom Center then, and conclude about 2 pm. Contact Pat Berning at patberning1963@gmail comor phone her at (513) 545-7388 for more information or to volunteer.

April 22, 2017: Volunteer Appreciation Brunch for the many volunteers and friends of the Comboni Missionaries in Cincinnati. They make our events run smoothly, and raise money for the missions. A Prayer Service takes place at 10 am, followed by the Brunch, at the Comboni Mission Center, 1318 Nagel Road, Cincinnati, OH 45255. We are grateful for the help throughout the year of our dedicated volunteers, especially the Ladies' Auxiliary whose history goes back decades! (513) 474-4997.

• April 27, 2017: Su Casa Hispanic Center's 18th Annual Awards Dinner will be held at Xavier University's Cintas Center. The evening begins with a reception at 6 pm; dinner at 7 pm; and After Party with a DJ Aikon at 9 pm. The 2017 Honorees include Cincy Smiles & Cincinnati Dental Society's Oral Health Foundation; Mary Jo Montenegro-Miller, LISW; Anne E. Lucas, Esq.; Carol Green; Jorge Seda (lifetime achievement); Fr. Joe Nelson and Margaret Singer. There will also be a tango performance. Proceeds benefit the Su Casa Hispanic Center. The generous sponsors of this event will be noted on the program. Email kanchrum@ccswoh.org.

MAY

NATIONAL

May 6, 2017: 13th Annual Music for the Missions is highly anticipated, as always, and will be held at St. Louise de Marillac Church in Covina, California. This annual event benefits the Comboni Missionaries who reside in Covina and work there and in the surrounding areas. The Social and Silent Auction and Raffle viewing begin at 6 pm in Msgr. Pierce Hall, with the concert at 7:30 pm. This event promotes 4 mission projects and will also celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Daniel Comboni. The theme is "The Music of Broadway" and promises to feature many of your favorite musicians and entertainers. Tickets remain at $25, as they have since the beginning, in 2004 when Fr. Angelo first initiated Music for the Missions. Ad sponsorships for the program booklet are going fast! For more details and tickets via (626) 339-1914 or email to comboni@verizon.net.