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    Schedule of Events

     

    CSMG 2016 Agenda items below are tentative and subject to change.

    The CSMG 2016 Program Book is now available!

    On site at the Gathering please give attention to our program announcements and our CSMG Daily Bulletin e-mails for updates on any changes in the times and locations of events.

    Background Information for Workshops:

    Global Climate Change
    Colombia
    Criminal and Restorative Justice and Sentencing Reform
    Cuba
    Forming Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
    A Mercy and Peacebuilding Approach to Gun Violence
    Root Causes of Migration and the Church's Response
    Protecting Workers and Promoting the Dignity of Work
    Racism
    Religious Persecution and Discrimination
    South Sudan
    Syria and Iraq
    Trade

    Pre-Gathering Meetings and Events

    See further details of CSMG 2016 pre-gathering meetings and special events.

    Please note that separate fees from those for CSMG 2016 registration may apply for some Pre-Gathering meetings and events.  Registration may be possible onsite at the CSMG Registration Desk.

    Friday, JANUARY 22, 2016

    2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


    Registration

    4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


    The Roundtable Symposium: Creating a Culture of Life and Dignity -- Confronting a Throw-Away Culture (open to all -- fees apply)

    Saturday, January 23, 2016

    7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


    Registration

    8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.


    Mass with the Catholic Labor Network

    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


    Catholic Relief Services Diocesan Directors Meeting (directors only)

    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


    Catholic Labor Network Gathering : Solidarity in Our Common Home (fees apply)

    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


    National Catholic Partnership on Disability Meeting: Living Mercy in Our Common Home

    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. State Catholic Conferences and National Policy Strategy Meeting (by invitation)

    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

     

    CMSM & LCWR Gathering for Religious and JPICs: Care for Creation (all members of religious orders and congregations welcome)

    11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


    Catholic Rural Life Meeting & Luncheon: "Laudato Si" and Rural Communities (fees apply)

    12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

     

    Catholic Labor Network Luncheon

    12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


    St. Vincent de Paul Society Member Meeting (please bring your lunch -- visitors welcome)

    2016 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering

    Saturday, January 23, 2016

    7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


    Registration

    8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


    Exhibit Hall (set-up)

    1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


    Exhibit Hall (open)

    12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

     

    Diversity Initiative Welcome Luncheon (by invitation)

    12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.


    Young Leaders Initiative Welcome Luncheon (by invitation)

    1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


    Orientation for First-Time Participants

    2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

     

    Advocacy Training 101 (intended for those new to legislative advocacy)

    2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.


    State Captains Caucus

    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


    Keynote Presentation: Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, Auxiliary Bishop, Rockville Centre

    4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


    Break

    4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


    Welcome Mass (vigil Mass for Sunday):
    Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, Archbishop of Louisville, principal celebrant and homilist

    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


    Dinner with Catholic Campaign for Human Development & Sr. Margaret Cafferty Development of Peoples Award

    8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Catholic Relief Services University Meeting

    Sunday, January 24, 2016

    7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m

     

    Registration




    7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.


    Catholic Charities U.S.A. Breakfast:
    Most Reverend Mario Dorsonville, Auxiliary Bishop, Washington, D.C.

    8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.


    Exhibit Hall

    8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.


    Catholic Charities U.S.A. Hospitality Lounge

    9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.


    Opening Prayer

    9:20 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.


    Welcome and Introduction of Speakers:
    Dr. Jonathan Reyes, Executive Director, Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development, USCCB

    Msgr. Brian Bransfield, General Secretary, USCCB

    9:40 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


    Salt & Light Plenary Presentation: The Global Suffering of Women as an Ethical Imperative for the Church
    Sister Kathleen McManus, O.P., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Theology, University of Portland

    10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


    Coffee Break

    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


    Panel Discussion with Questions & Answers

    12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m. 

    Break

    12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.


    Lunchtime Conversation with Jonathan Reyes and Special Guests:  David Brooks and Mark Shields, PBS NewsHour

    1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

     Break

    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

     

    CCHD Plenary Presentation

    3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

     

    Coffee Break (with dessert)

    3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

     

    CCHD Diocesan Directors Meeting (directors only)

    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


    Community Workshops: Group A (concurrent)
    Note: topics are tentative and subject to change.

    1. From Service to Advocacy: Developing Campaigns on Campus
    2. Reentry Organizing & Restorative Justice: Catholics Uniting With Returning Citizens to Promote Healing, Justice, and Public Safety
    3. Moving From Stranger to Neighbor: Parish Volunteers Assist Newcomer Integration
    4. Living the Jubilee Year of Mercy and Global Solidarity
    5. The Church Responding to Disasters in Our Common Home

    4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

     

    Break

      

    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


    Community Workshops: Group B (concurrent)
    Note: topics are tentative and subject to change.

    1. Laudato Si' in Action
    2. Practicing Mercy in Parishes and Communities: Encounter With Restorative Justice
    3. A Fair Wage for Employees of Catholic Organizations: Lessons from the St. Vincent de Paul Society
    4. Discussing America's Racial Construct
    5. Being Salt and Light: Encounter and Mission

     


     


     

    6:00 p.m. - Onward


    Free evening with optional events.

    6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


    Diversity Initiative Networking Reception (fees apply)
    Sponsored by the Black and Indian Mission Office

    7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


    Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (all welcome)

     8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Creating Collaboration: Student Leaders and State Catholic Conferences

    9:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m.


    Taizé Prayer and Benediction (all welcome)

    Monday, January 25, 2016

    7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m

     

    Registration

      

    7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m

     

    Mass

      

    7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.


    Catholic Relief Services Breakfast

      

    8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.


    Exhibit Hall

      

    8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.


    Catholic Charities U.S.A. Hospitality Lounge

      

    9:00 a.m. - 9:20 p.m.


    Opening Prayer

      

    9:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


    Domestic & International Policy Plenary Presentation:  Encounters at the Margins of our Common Home
    Meghan Clark, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Theology & Religious Studies, St. John's University

    • Reflections by Ms. Vicki Schieber and Ms. Ericka Santoyo Ramirez
      

    10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


    Break

      

    11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


    Legislative Issues Briefing

      

    12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

     

    Working Lunch: State Delegations Meetings

    1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

     

    Break

      

    2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.


    Policy Workshops: Group A (concurrent)
    Note: topics are tentative and subject to change.

    1. Immigration: Root Causes and Welcome in Our Common Home
    2. Climate Change: Protecting Our Common Home
    3. Racism: A Poison Infecting Our Common Home
    4. Trade Agreements: Resisting an Economy of Exclusion
    5. A Mercy and Peacebuilding Approach to Gun Violence
    6. Faithful Citizenship: Political Responsibility for Our Common Home

    3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

     

    Coffee Break

        

    3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


    Policy Workshops: Group B (concurrent)
    Note: topics are tentative and subject to change.

    1. Religious Persecution and Discrimination in Our Common Home
    2. Cuba and Colombia: Conflict Resolution in Our Common Hemisphere
    3. South Sudan: A Country in Need of Mercy and Reconciliation
    4. The Struggles of Labor in an Economy of Exclusion
    5. Syria/Iraq: Replacing Persecution and Conflict With Mercy
    6. Addressing the False Mercy of Assisted Suicide
    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Advocacy Training 201 (optional -- further skills building and answering your tough questions)

    6:00 p.m. - Onward


    Free evening with optional events.

    6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

     

    The Roundtable Harry A. Fagan & Servant of Justice Awards Reception & Banquet (open to all -- fees apply)

    7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


    Young Leaders Initiative Meeting (participants only)

      

    8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


    Young Leaders Initiative Reception (by invitation)

      

    TUESDAY, January 26, 2016

    7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


    Registration

    7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


    Exhibit Hall

    7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
     Catholic Charities U.S.A. Hospitality Lounge

    8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.


    Sending Mass: Most Reverend Christopher J. Coyne, Bishop of Burlington, principal celebrant and homilist

    9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
     Continental Breakfast

    9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

     Catholic Charities U.S.A. Member Breakfast (by invitation)

    10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


    Capitol Hill Visits (lunch on your own)

    3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m


    Capitol Hill Reception in the Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902 (I.D. and CSMG registration badge required)

    5:00 p.m.

     

    CSMG 2016 Concludes



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