An evening to get to know the inspiring figure of Dorothy Day.
She was an american journalist, social rights activist, and servant of God.
- Reverend Jim Wallis, American public theologian, writer and activist. Former spiritual advisor to Barack Obama
Dorothy Day was one of the most influential 20th century Catholics. In 2015, Pope Francis quoted her alongside Martin Luther King, Thomas Merton, and Abraham Lincoln as a woman who should be inspiring the contemporary American nation.
Born to episcopalian parents, Dorothy lived a turbulent youth far from God. After going through an abortion and several suicide attempts, she converts to Catholicism at age 30.
During the Great depression, the United States struggled with mass unemployment. Together with Peter Maurin, Dorothy founded the Catholic Workers Movement which alleviated the misery of thousands of families.
A Pacifist, Dorothy spoke up against wars and state perpetrated violence. She fought racial injustices tirelessly. For her activism, she was imprisoned several times and even black-listed by the FBI. Above all, she sought to serve God in helping the most vulnerable around her.
Come and discover this woman who still inspires today!
Monday May 10 at 8:00 p.m. (Paris time) // 2:00 p.m. (New York time)
The Zoom link will be sent to all registrants a few days before the webinar.
The Zoom audience will be able to discuss with our guest and can benefit from the live translation.
The exchange will be held in English 🇺🇸 and will be translated simultaneously into French 🇨🇵, German 🇩🇪 and Spanish 🇪🇸.
Participation in the webinar is free, but any financial support is appreciated and allows us to continue our mission!