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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Interfaith Immigration Coalition

Sanaa at United We Dream reports that this month we can expect a decision from the US Supreme Court on Trump vs. NAACP in which the court will rule as to whether the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to wind down the Deffered Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy is lawful.  Opinions are typically released on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning between 10-10:30am. On the day that the decision is released to the public, at 1:00pm United We Dream will host a press call to walk the press through the following actions:

At 7:00pm that evening there will be a community call for directly affected persons only as a healing space.

The next day there will be a virtual rally for everyone.  For information about details of both of these calls text DACA to 877-877.

There are many actions we call take prior to the decision.  Read more Here.

 

LI Poor People’s Campaign

The monthly meeting this spring will be on the first Monday of the month from 7:00-8:30pm, starting April 6.

There will be discussion of  the pandemic and how it’s revealing the cracks in our society, and then watch a powerful film together about the Poor People’s Campaign. We can then return to our meeting to discuss the film. I hope you will join us. Contact Susan Karbiner at jkarbiner@aol.com to request the Zoom information.

JPIC Office

Border report from Bryanne Devlin, SJW  Here

LCWR Office of Social Mission

In the midst of a growing global pandemic, an outbreak of COVID-19 at immigration detention facilities is an imminent threat. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues to target and detain immigrants, threatening the safety and health of immigrant communities and exacerbating the threat of an outbreak in facilities. The well-documented unsanitary and unsafe conditions of ICE and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities is dangerous.

It is critical that we make our voices heard to Congress to fight for the health and freedom of all of our neighbors by releasing immigrants from detention, ensuring they have access to medical testing and treatment, and cutting funds that fuel immoral immigration enforcement.

CONTACT YOUR SENATORS & REPRESENTATIVE TODAY:
Please send an email to your 2 Senators and 1 Representative  Sample Email:

Dear Representative/Senator [Name],

I’m your constituent from [CITY/TOWN], and [as a person of faith and Catholic sister] I urge you to fight for the health and freedom of all immigrants by calling for the release of all people in ICE custody and cutting funds from ICE and CBP that fuel immoral immigration enforcement. People locked up in detention are already extremely vulnerable to the spread of infectious disease due to their deprivation of liberty, physical proximity to others, and ICE’s horrendous track record of inadequate medical care in custody. Every day that immigrants remain detained poses a serious threat to their – and my community’s – safety. We should be investing in caring for our communities during this difficult time – not detention, deportation, and family separation. My community believes that we are stronger when we care for one another, including our immigrant neighbors. I urge you to resist medical prejudice and scapegoating, and uphold the best of who we are.

 

Regards,
[Your Name]
[Your City]

 

Here are some additional resources:

DWN Toolkit to Support Local Demands for Mass Release of People in ICE Custody
Interfaith Immigration Coalition’s five demands for the administration, calling for an end to medical prejudice against immigrants: http://bit.ly/IICCOVID19

CWS factsheet with Coronavirus / COVID-19 resources in multiple languages for refugees and immigrants

Here is an analysis of the COVID related legislation, which includes a list of resources.

If you are looking for ways to support refugees or asylum seekers in your community, here are some resources and information.

St. Ethelburga’s Center for Reconciliation and Peace

The Virus and What Happens Next: Living In a Time of Radical Uncertainty, guest blog by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee