Virtual Way of the Cross for Economic and Ecological Justice
Based on the Economic Way of the Cross, written by the Religious Working Group on the World Bank/IMF, the Way of the Cross for Economic and Ecological Justice provides a prayerful way to walk the steps of Jesus in this time of financial and ecological crisis.
Each station symbolizes institutional roots of this suffering in government, in transnational corporations, in international financial institutions, in trade agreements, macroeconomic policies and financial transactions that give shape to economic activity around the world.
Following is the list of stations and the current crisis they symbolize.
FIRST STATION: JESUS IS CONDEMNED TO DEATH Political privilege and corruption
SECOND STATION: JESUS BEARS THE CROSS Structural racism and police violence
THIRD STATION: JESUS FALLS FOR THE FIRST TIME Labor injustices
FOURTH STATION: JESUS MEETS HIS MOTHER The corporate-led (transactional) model of development
FIFTH STATION: JESUS IS HELPED BY SIMON Indigenous peoples and the environment/involuntary resettlement
SIXTH STATION: VERONICA WIPES THE FACE OF JESUS Solidarity and community service
SEVENTH STATION: JESUS FALLS A SECOND TIME Ravaging the Earth and its people in the name of economic development
EIGHTH STATION: JESUS SPEAKS TO THE WOMEN OF JERUSALEM Deportation of vulnerable migrants and refugees
NINTH STATION: JESUS FALLS FOR THE THIRD TIME Moving forward on climate change
TENTH STATION: JESUS IS STRIPPED OF HIS CLOTHES Extractive industries
ELEVENTH STATION: JESUS IS NAILED TO THE CROSS Fair Trade NOT Free Trade
TWELFTH STATION: JESUS DIES ON THE CROSS Destruction of God’s Creation
THIRTEENTH STATION: JESUS IS TAKEN DOWN FROM THE CROSS Economic policies for the Common Good
FOURTEENTH STATION: JESUS IS PLACED IN THE TOMB Justice for migrants
FIFTEENTH STATION: THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS Signs and seeds of hope / Another world is possible --- For more information contact the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, www.maryknollogc.org