Catholic Committee of Appalachia’s 50th Anniversary Annual Gathering

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Join CCA’s annual gathering as they celebrate 50 years of raising a prophetic voice for Appalachia and its people.

Much has changed in our region, our world, and our church since CCA was founded in 1970.

Through it all, CCA has tried to “be church” in response to the cry of the poor and the cry of Earth, which we believe in the voice of the Spirit among us. The Appalachian pastoral letters (1975, 1995, 2015) continue to orient CCA’s diverse works for justice and for the wholeness of creation.

Virtual keynote addresses by activist Bill McKibben
and activist-theologian Ched Myers
Online concert with songwriter Tom Breiding
OVEC’s Robin Blakeman will take part in this panel: 
Moving Mountains: Today’s Fight Towards Social and Environmental Justice in Appalachia
along with speakers: Joan Wages, Linda Cataldo Modica, and Vincent DeGeorge.

How are Appalachian activists focusing their work, finding inspiration, and making an impact in their communities? What do nuclear weapons, race, poverty, pipelines, and plastics all have in common? Join us to learn how four CCA members are tackling these topics and living the gospel by listening to…Read More