Be the church you want to see in the world
Have you visited Big Laurel as a student or volunteer? Are you interested in seeing how folks are working toward building hope and social change in the mountains and in the church, even through a pandemic?

Luckily you can experience the spirit of Appalachia virtually this fall! 

Join us for Catholic Committee of Appalachia's online conference, see what we're up to today, and discover the movement that helped inspire Big Laurel 45 years ago!

Opening weekend is September 11-13, 2020 with evening workshops throughout the next few weeks.

Click here to learn more or register:
Friday, September 11
Welcome & Business Meeting
Optional Breakout Discussion

Saturday, September 12
Keynote - Bill McKibben
Keynote - Ched Meyers
Keynote Conversation Q&A
Concert - Tom Breiding
& Virtual Happy Hour

Sunday, September 13
Optional Young Adult Meet-up
Weekend Wrap Up
Virtual Liturgy with Bishop John Stowe

Tuesday, September 15
Experiences in Healthcare, Mental Healthcare, and Ministry
During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Speakers: Sharon Colton, M.D., Wendy Tuck, Brian DeRouen, Walter Jagela, EdD

Thursday, September 17
On Addiction
Speakers: Sister Beth Davies, Sister Kathy O'Hagan

Monday, September 21
Tomorrow, I Go Upon the Mountain:
An Artist Grappling with Beauty and Horror

Speaker: Christopher Santer

Wednesday, September 23
Raising a Prophetic LGBTQ Voice: Promoting a Progressive Vision for Appalachia and the Church
Speakers: Rosemary Ketchum, Bob Shine, Nic Cochran, Ellen Rodrigues

Friday, September 25
CCA's 50th Birthday Party:
Magisterium of the People Film and Panel Discussion

Speakers: Sister Jane Omlor, Sister Beth Davies, Joe Holland, Les Schmidt, Carol Warren, Marie Cirillo, Monica Appleby, Sister Gretchen Shaffer

Tuesday, September 29
Restorative Justice
Speakers: Debra Murphy, Sister Rose Ann Hefner

Thursday, October 1
Exploring Cherokee Spirituality and Decolonization: 
A Look into the Cherokee Spirituality Retreat

Speakers: Mary Herr, Lianna Costantino

Monday, October 5
Moving Mountains: Today's Fight Towards
Social and Environmental Justice in Appalachia

Speakers: Joan Wages, Linda Cataldo Modica, Vincent DeGeorge, Robin Blakeman

Wednesday, October 7
From Ally to Accomplice:
Addressing Supremacy in Catholic Identity

Speakers: Takeiya Smith, Jennifer Wells

Sunday, October 11
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