On Nov. 1, Catholics around the world celebrate All Saints Day by lighting candles, remembering all saints and celebrating the faithful and loving witness of our ancestors in the communion of saints. Nov. 1 is also the second day of COP26, the critical gathering of global leaders brought together to combat the climate crisis. Meanwhile, in the United States, we will be preparing for Election Day on November 2 and digesting and responding to whatever progress on the reconciliation bill has been achieved by that point. Faced with threats to the key climate and justice provisions in the bill, five youth, including Catholic young adult Paul Campion, began a hunger strike in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 20, promising to refuse food until robust climate legislation is passed.
Catholic Climate Covenant and Ignatian Solidarity Network are mobilizing Catholic young adults to join us in 24 hours of fasting, prayer and action, beginning at sunrise on Nov. 1 and concluding at sunrise on Nov. 2. There will also be a virtual vigil Monday, Nov. 1 at 8 pm Eastern. The Covenant is also calling on ALL Catholics to join them in an act of faithful solidarity. To sign up to participate in the #CatholicSolidarityFast, visit https://bit.ly/catholicsolidaritysignup.