Justice

Our response to injustice calls us to personal and social transformation

We see spirituality and justice as one and commit ourselves to live this out in all our relationships. Systemic evils deprive people of their intrinsic rights and working to help restore these rights is the work of justice.

Information from the Office of Peace, Justice and
the Integrity of Creation

 

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Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) Remain in Mexico

USCCB’s Justice For Immigrants Webinar, Jan. 23 2pm ET

Login here. Call in at 917-338-1451 PIN  238683#

JFI is is hosting a webinar to discuss the impact of MPP on migrants arriving at the southern border, as well as the work and advocacy being carried out by service providers and what the next steps are.

 

Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) Remain in Mexico

Witness At the Border: The Vigil Continues

A daily vigil continues in Brownsville, TX/Matamoros, MX to bring broad public attention to the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) policy also known as Remain in Mexico. After crossing the border requesting asylum, our dear neighbors are seen by a judge on video without due process in a tent court and told to return to Mexico into dangerous, life-threatening conditions which the US State Department deems the very highest security risk.

Local collaborators are ACLU Texas; The Children’s Defense Fund Texas; Team BrownsvilleAngry Tias and Abuelos; and more.  The Witness continues until asylum, due-process and human rights are restored.  #Witness #EndMPP

Video of the kick-off event on Sun. Jan. 12 Next large scale day event is Friday, Feb. 14, Love Not Hate

Witness at Tornillo: Target MPP

If you are interested in Witnessing, please complete this form https://tinyurl.com/tlnctgk for travel info and coordination. For more info, contact witnessmpp@gmail.com.

Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) Remain in Mexico

#Faith4Asylum National Day of Prayer and Action

Faith leaders and organizations invite you to join us on January 29 in #Faith4Asylum, a national day of prayer and action. This date marks one year since the first migrant was “returned” to Mexico under the inhumane “Remain in Mexico” policy. The U.S. government has dismantled the asylum system and put vulnerable people in danger.

We will be holding prayer vigils across the United States, calling for an end to U.S. government policies that harm asylum-seekers and reject their sacred humanity.

Sign up to host or attend a prayer vigil here!

#Faith4Asylum is a project of the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (IIC). The January 29 prayer vigils are just the first in an ongoing series of actions to #SaveAsylum.

This campaign is about ending the cruel asylum policies of the current U.S. government, and restoring the promise and protection of asylum in the United States. Our diverse faith traditions believe that “welcoming the traveler” and treating newcomers as we would God are part of our human social contract.

“When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.” (Leviticus 19:33-34)

“Worship Allah and associate nothing with Him, and to parents do good, and to relatives, orphans, the needy, the near neighbor, the neighbor farther away, the companion at your side, the traveler.” (An-Nisaa’ 4:36)

The IIC is made up of 55 national, faith-based organizations brought together across many theological traditions with a common call to seek just policies that lift up the sacred dignity of every individual. In partnership, we work to protect the rights, dignity, and safety of all refugees and migrants.

Add your voice to the #Faith4Asylum campaign. Help bring an end to these unjust policies and protect the sacred humanity of all people.

 

 

Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) Remain in Mexico

The Office of Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation will be observing and serving in Brownsville/Matamoros from Jan. 23-29. Subscribe to our Youtube channel and click on the bell to receive notifications when we post videos from the border.  Also watch susancsj on facebook for facebook live events. #EndMPP