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

 

August 16, 2019

2nd Catholic Day of Action

Catholic organizations have launched a nonviolent campaign to end the traumatizing abuse of immigrant children and their families by the U.S. government. After a very powerful July 18th event in DC we are planning a second national Day of Catholic Action for Immigrants—Wednesday, September 4,Newark, NJ, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.

Please  mark your calendars and  plan to join us in Newark. Once again the event will include prayer, ritual, and a call to action by Catholic leaders. Cardinal Joseph Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, has agreed to accompany us. Given the continued injustice, there will also be an opportunity, for those who choose, to engage in nonviolent action of civil disobedience.  Learn more https://franciscanaction.org/article/catholics-take-action-immigrant-children. Contact S. Susan Wilcox jpic@csjbrentwood.com for questions or if you would like to go and need help with transportation.Complete this form, if you are interested in attending.   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeuKVFRf0jO6I_YTcOsyAIlmzj4WBSjkfdlGhwiTYi4Tvyfpw/viewform

Racism and White Privilege SAVE THE DATES

Sunday, Sept. 29  2pm-4pm , Brentwood Campus (Room TBA) Colleen Ross of Network Advocate will introduce Network’s Recommit to Racial Justice Guide. This event will be live streamed through Zoom and recorded. This will be the introduction to a year long program on Racism and White Privilige. Look for the flyer coming soon!

Saturday, October 26, 2019 – 9:00 am to 4:30 pm EDT
Dismantling White Supremacy Culture in our Communities
Slightly overwhelmed by all the options in tackling white supremacy culture in your congregation? Feeling stuck, or coming up against resistance? How do you know where to start? Or what comes next?
Join with Central East Region staff and UU congregational leaders for this day of learning, growing and rising. Hear from your neighboring congregations about what they’re up to, about what has worked and why, what hasn’t worked and what’s been learned. You can assess your congregation’s next fruitful and faithful step, and talk about ways we can work together to move us all forward. Send your congregational team! There is something for everyone when a New Day Rises!
Costs: Sliding Scale fee of $20-$30-$40. Lunch is included. Child care is available at $5 per child, but must be requested in advance. Registration fees are on a sliding scale, based on your assessment of your ability to pay. Those who pay at the highest level are making a donation to help those in financial need for this event. Please remember that for a sliding scale to work, we need the same number of people with means to generously pay more to balance the needs of those who can afford less.

Sisters of St. Joseph, US  Federation

See the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Corporate Voice Statement on Gun Violence. http://www.cssjfed.org/justice-peace/justice-statements.
Pax Christi Metro NY
Commemorating 400 years of African American History and Culture: An invitation to participate in Healing Day National Bell Ringing

Sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
August 25 at 3:00 pm EDT

See details https://www.episcopalchurch.org/library/video/invitation-commemorate-400th-anniversary-arrival-first-enslaved-africans-americas

Long Island Hub of Sunrise Movement
A youth led movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.
The LI hub challenged Nassau Democratic offices today about having a Climate Debate. They have been calling for weeks, and still haven’t gotten a response.