On behalf of all of the partners of the Catholic Climate Covenant, we thank you for your willingness to join thousands of other Catholics and people of goodwill to share in this nationwide screening event with your community.

Climate change is no longer an abstraction for many, especially those already vulnerable to nature’s unpredictability: poor people at home in the United States and millions abroad. For them, climate change is a threat multiplier: making their difficult lives even tougher.

Yet for many of us in the United States, climate change remains an abstraction: something that is too complicated to understand or solve, too remote—both geographically and temporally—and has very little day-to-day impact on our lives.

The film Sun Come Up and this education packet and process are designed to personalize and concretize what is already happening to many of our brothers and sisters in the poorest places around the world.