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Immigration Sanctuary Conference

Immigration Sanctuary Conference

More than 150 people joined a five-hour conference, held at the Sisters of St. Joseph Renewal Center in Brentwood, to discuss steps to assist undocumented immigrants. Community advocates, religious leaders and concerned citizens responded to a call to assist immigrants in the region, ahead of expected enforcement that could put many in deportation danger. The event was sponsored by Jobs with Justice.  

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Panel Discussion: Laudato Si

Panel Discussion: Laudato Si

The video below is a panel discussion, with experts from across several disciplines, addressing how Laudato Si, On Care for Our Common Home will re-frame the issue of climate change for Catholics and non-Catholics.  The discussion was held at Yale University Forum on Religion and Ecology. Viewing this video with others could be a way to celebrate the first anniversary…

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Global Climate March

Global Climate March

Global Climate March – Sunday, November 29th In the aftermath of the horrific events in Paris, French authorities did not allow the massive march on Nov. 29, the day before the UN Climate Talks begin. Meanwhile, although the situation in Paris is fluid, marches and other climate activities around the world continued. More than 2,000 actions in 150 countries took place –…

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CSJ Pilgrimage

CSJ Pilgrimage

CSJ Pilgrimage On July 8, fifteen Sisters of St. Joseph began a pilgrimage to France. Sisters Diane Androvich, Eileen Brennan, Karen Burke, Margaret Biolsi, Maura Costello, Margaret Faherty, Suzanne Franck (group leader), Helen Roberta Hurley, Helen Kearney, Janet Kinney, Filippa Luciano, Alice McVey, Marge Miller, Linda Pero, and Susan Snyder journeyed to the founding places of our CSJ heritage. We gather…

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Faith leaders urge communities to embrace immigrant children

Faith leaders urge communities to embrace immigrant children

Nuns, rabbis, Muslim leaders and church officials Friday urged Long Islanders to embrace the hundreds of unaccompanied minors who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally to try to reunite with relatives here. The combination interfaith prayer service and news conference in Wyandanch was organized partly in response to public outrage over a proposal to temporarily house some of the children…

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