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      MISEREOR Lenten Campaign 2022

      Make a change. For climate justice!

      The slogan of this year’s Lenten Campaign is a claim, a commitment and Jesus’ promise all in one. It is part of MISEREOR’s DNA and drives the work of our partner organisations.
      Over the past year, extreme weather in the shape of typhoons, forest fires and destructive floods in Germany and its neighbouring countries have pushed the boundaries of what we consider conceivable. People lost their loved ones. The news was full of events that we usually associate with countries of the South but were suddenly taking place right on our own doorstep. Where were you, God?

      Scientists have concluded that these extreme weather situations are a consequence of humaninduced climate change. Painful as it is, these events are opening our eyes to the damage we are doing to Mother Earth, God’s creation.
      It is plain to see that today, as in the past, the world’s industrialised nations are responsible for most CO2 emissions, while poorer countries in particular are bearing the brunt of the consequences of global warming. Pope Francis talks of humanity as
      people who share a common home and notes that everything is interconnected and that we simultaneously have a joint and an individual
      responsibility. If we share this attitude, then it is clear that the time for metanoia, for reorientation and reformation, has come. Now is the time to put words about justice into action: in the face of the climate crisis, no one must be left behind. The alternative to poverty is a community built on solidarity. That is where you are, God!

      In his encyclical Laudato Si’, Pope Francis says that in order to ensure that new models of progress arise, we have to change ‘models of global development’ (cf. LS 194). He is referring here to the kind of development that brings forth an affluent minority at the expense
      of the majority and of Mother Earth. Progress means seeing the writing on the wall and really changing direction and reforming; really developing rigorous, consistent policies and responsible economic practices and really allowing ourselves to be shaken out of our complacency by Earth Overshoot Day, which is gradually moving forward in the calendar. With you, God!


      Stand up and take action for greater climate justice: let us share the resources we have been given in a responsible manner.
      Make a change. For climate justice.

      Pirmin Spiegel
      Director General of Misereor

      Lenten Campaign 2022

      Lenten Campaign 2022

      This Lenten Campaign magazine contains liturgical elements and practical methods and suggestions to

      This Lenten Campaign magazine contains liturgical elements and practical methods and suggestions to guide you through the Lenten season. Most importantly, we shine a spotlight on some of the men, women and initiatives in Bangladesh, the Philippines and Germany that are working for greater climate justice in the world.


      The MISEREOR Lenten Veil 2021|2022 by Lilian Moreno Sánchez

      Let us take a look at the MISEREOR Lenten Veil created by Lilian Moreno Sánchez: ‚You have set my feet in a broad place – The power of change‘. The artist was born in Chile and has been living in Germany since 1996. The veil is a triptych, in other words, it has three sections. Black lines trace the X-ray image of a foot with multiple fractures. The foot belongs to a person who was seriously injured by the police during a demonstration in Santiago de Chile. Since October 2019, many people have been demonstrating in Santiago‘s Dignity Square against unjust conditions in the country. Thousands of demonstrators were brutally beaten by security forces and jailed. This foot, with its obvious injuries, represents all places where people are broken and downtrodden.

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      Educational and other activities during Lent

      Learning and getting actively involved together, collecting ideas and donations. For more information on this in German, click here


      Guests from Bolivia

      In view of recent developments relating to the Covid-19 pandemic and in the spirit of acting responsibly for the good of all, we have decided not to invite any representatives of our partner organisations to Germany for the Lenten Campaign 2021. We are very sad that we will not be able to welcome any guests from Bolivia to Germany next year.

      Alternative plans, e.g. involving our project partners digitally, are currently under consideration. We will keep you informed of our progress!


      Articles on the Fundamentals of the Lenten Campaign

      Lenten Campaign 2022

      Lenten Campaign 2022

      This Lenten Campaign magazine contains liturgical elements and practical methods and suggestions to

      This Lenten Campaign magazine contains liturgical elements and practical methods and suggestions to guide you through the Lenten season. Most importantly, we shine a spotlight on some of the men, women and initiatives in Bangladesh, the Philippines and Germany that are working for greater climate justice in the world.

      Fundamentals of the Lenten Campaign 2017

      Fundamentals of the Lenten Campaign 2017

      Publication

      'THE WORLD IS FULL OF GOOD IDEAS. LET THEM GROW.'

      Fundamentals of the Lenten Campaign 2016

      Fundamentals of the Lenten Campaign 2016

      Publication

      Our common home – Our responsibility

      Fundamentals of the Lenten Campaign 2015

      Fundamentals of the Lenten Campaign 2015

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      During the Lenten Campaign 2015 MISEREOR will be inviting people to change course.

      Publication

      During the Lenten Campaign 2015 MISEREOR will be inviting people to change course. Climate change, which is partly caused by human beings, requires us to think anew, so that globally just, peaceful and sustainable action can ensue. Causes and impacts of climate change are presented and discussed, taking the lives of poor fishing families along the coast of the Philippines as an example.

      Fundamentals of the Lenten Campaign 2014

      Fundamentals of the Lenten Campaign 2014

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      How do we wish to live, and how will we live?
      Setting an agenda for a world without

      Publication

      How do we wish to live, and how will we live?
      Setting an agenda for a world without hunger

      Fundamentals of the Lenten Campaign 2013

      Fundamentals of the Lenten Campaign 2013

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      What is hunger?
      According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

      Publication

      What is hunger?
      According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), people are said to be suffering from chronic hunger when their food intake regularly provides less than the minimum energy needed for a healthy body and an active life.


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