The Telling Take Us Home: Taking Our Place in the Stories that Shape Us
The Catholic Committee of Appalachia 2015
The Catholic Committee of Appalachia offers this third pastoral letter as a prophetic word spoken for new realities among us. They recommit to reading the signs of the times, listening to the stories of the places and people who hurt most, to create new paths forward toward greater justice, peace, and wholeness for their communities and for creation. In this new statement, they recognize a deepening ecological crisis and new pressures on their struggling communities. But they also offer a statement of hope, lifting up communities, organizations, and movements that are pointing toward a better way, a message for and from youth about the future they desire, and a statement which calls churches to reconnect with local, regional, and global movements for justice.
The Telling Takes Us Home: Taking Our Place in the Stories that Shape Us. A People’s Pastoral from the Catholic Committee of Appalachia. © 2015 Catholic Committee of Appalachia. Printed in the USA by Morgantown Printing & Binding, Morgantown, W.Va.
First printing, December 2015. Published by the Catholic Committee of Appalachia (CCA) 885 Orchard Run Spencer, WV 25276
Cover and interior design by Liz Pavlovic, www.lizpavlovic.com
Front and back cover art by Christopher Santer, www.christophersanter.com