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An additional tactic to HALT the North Brooklyn Pipeline: Petition NYC leadership here. Our goal 25,000 strong!
Support a young climate and racial justice organizer here, working to reveal a Black Lives Matter mural the start of the North Brooklyn fracked gas pipeline.
The activists and farmer who halted construction of Cricket Valley fracked gas plant by climbing the 275 foot tall towers had their day in court here.
Let’s halt the Northern Access pipeline here.
Pax Christi USA
Join the 75th Anniversary Hiroshima Day One-Hour Online Commemoration on August 6, 2020 at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific. Members of Pax Christi New Mexico with Pax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace Fr. John Dear and Campaign Nonviolence have been instrumental in planning this online event. More information here. Join the Peace Ribbon 2020 campaign here.
Sisters of the Precious Blood, Dayton, Ohio
Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting in Dayton’s Oregon District, and yesterday, the first anniversary of the shooting in El Paso. The priests of our Missionaries of the Precious Blood had a Mass of healing at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, three blocks from where the shooting took place. As I know you do, please keep the victims who are lost to violence in our country and their families, in your hearts and prayers.
A resource is available from the Dayton International Peace Museum and the Facing Project. They released a book on August 1, “Facing Gun Violence: It’s Always Close to Home for Someone”. Some of the stories are from the Oregon District shooting and some from other tragedies in the community. Additionally, a few of the stories are featured on National Public Radio through the Facing Project: Facing Gun Violence. https://daytonpeacemuseum.org/blog/2020/07/18/museum-to-release-book-on-gun-violence/ The book is available on Amazon and as a digital download on Kindle.
Release Aging People in Prison Campaign
Thursday, Aug. 6 6pm
Join us and local residents and activists from the North Country to learn more about Governor Cuomo’s new prison nursing home at Adirondack Correctional Facility via Zoom : bit.ly/ClemencyADK.
New York State Council of Churches
Dear Faith Leaders,
All across New York State, millions of people across our communities and in our congregations are wrestling with COVID-19.
COVID-19 didn’t create the housing and homelessness crisis, but it’s making it worse. As housing courts open across the state, 1.4 million people are at risk of losing their homes. With 92,000 already unhoused, New York is facing a humanitarian housing crisis.
Housing Justice for All (www.housingjusticeforall.org) and Right to Counsel NYC (https://www.righttocounselnyc.org/) are leading a campaign calling on our State Legislature to pass three, common sense bills to advert the housing crisis.
1. Emergency Moratorium (Myrie S8667 /Reyes A10827)
2. Cancel Rent (Salazar S8802/Niou A10826)
3. Housing Access Voucher Program (Kavanagh S7628A/ Cymbrowitz A9657)
Please consider adding your name to a letter calling on Gov. Cuomo, Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins and Speaker Heastie to support for these bills. Text of the letter is available here.
Sisters of St. Joseph- Season of Creation
The Season of Creation is annual ecumenical celebration of prayer and action for our common home. It is observed each year from September 1, the World Day of Prayer for Creation through October 4, the Feast of St. Francis. An ecumenical steering committee suggests a theme for each year and provides free resources to help Christian communities celebrate. The suggested theme for 2020 is ” Jubilee for Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope” Local events will be announced soon.