As President Obama delivered his State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 28, NETWORK members and activists played an unusual game of BINGO.
At NETWORK, 2014 is a year for living the "Joy of the Gospel," as so beautifully articulated by Pope Francis in his first papal exhortation. NETWORK staff translated his Evangelii Gaudium into values we hoped to hear President Obama support during the speech. You can download a set of 4 BINGO cards here.
See what a few of our members said about playing:
"I watched and played with my 94 year old mother. We had a great time, and now she wants me to print out the whole Encyclical for her to read." ~Mary from Dorchester, Iowa
"I was most excited about the comments on 'equal pay for equal work' and all of the comments about women. I was also very happy to hear the comments on access to education for all. Thanks for this clever and creative way to listen to the State of the Union Address!" ~Sr. Rose Marie of Fair Lawn, New Jersey
"We did enjoy playing BINGO and even printed extra copies for neighbors to play as well. I was most gratified to hear points made concerning pay equality and inequality in general during the state of the Union." ~ Anita of Voorhees, New Jersey
"I assigned Pope Francis BINGO for extra credit to my senior Religious Studies students and several of them watched and played! It made my day! Thanks for such a creative and engaging activity!" Bea from San Jose, California (To the left is is Bea's BINGO card.)