We are now celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si’: Care of our Common Home. What could be more fitting than starting a dialogue on how to create our own version of a “common home” here in Wellesley? As Pope Francis stated before a Joint Session of Congress in September of 2015 (shortly after the publication of Laudato Si’), “Politics is an expression of our compelling need to live as one in order to build as one the greatest common good: that of a community which sacrifices particular interests in order to share, in justice and peace, its goods, its interests, its social life.”

What can Wellesley do in order to better share its goods, its interests, and its social life? What action steps can be taken to enable a greater diversity of people to call Wellesley their home? Be a part o f the conversation. Please join the League of Women Voters on Thursday, January 14th at 7:30pm via Zoom as they discuss how Wellesley’s zoning created our desirable community, but also contributed to Wellesley’s lack of affordability. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn our town’s history and to help determine how we wish to forge our future. Bring your ideas on how we can ensure that Wellesley’s housing reflects our past, present, and future values. For more information and registration call Marguerite Chatelier 617-283-9016.

Caring for Our Common Home: Be a Part of the Conversation