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.Chapter 2021 direction statements final English (1)
Information from the Office of Peace, Justice and
the Integrity of Creation
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Anniversary of DACA
The announcement of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy known as DACA is 9 years on June 15, 2021. DACA was an executive branch memorandum by the Obama Administration. The qualifying persons have become known as “Dreamers.” Qualifying “Dreamers” have legal status to be and work in the country but it does not include a pathway to citizenship that HR 6, The Dream and Promise Act of 2021 provides. In Feb. 2021, the Biden Administration directed Homeland Security to take appropriate action to “preserve and fortify DACA”.
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery. In New York State Juneteenth is now honored by making it a paid holiday.
In June of 2020 when in person events were not being held, Fordham University Office of Campus Ministry created an excellent list of online prayer and resources to commemorate Juneteenth here.
The Schomburg Center of the New York Public Library is honoring Juneteenth with a week long literary festival June 14-19. Details can be found here and by scrolling.
Food and Water Watch
Rally for Public Power on Long Island
Wednesday, June 23 10am
The Omni Building- 333 Earle Ovington Blvd., Uniondale, NY 11553 Register here.
Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) is exploring alternatives to PSEG, one of them being to convert to municipal-operated power. To read more about public-owned power, click here.
Faith In Action via LCWR Office of Social Mission- Fast For Freedom
Beginning June 9 3:00pm EDT for 3 weeks
On-site: Lutheran Church of the Reformation 212 East Capitol St., NE Washington, DC 20003
Off-site and main information page: https://www.faithinaction.org/fastforfreedom/
Faith communities and individuals can fill a variety of roles, including leading an evening prayer at the host church, inviting elected officials to visit the fasters and sharing cards, offering artwork or musical performances with the fasters, volunteering on the ground, and more!
Ladauto Si’ Action Platform
Vatican Dicatery for Promoting Integral Human Development
Catholics around the world are being invited into the discernment phase of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform to commit by Oct. 4 (Feast of St. Francis of Assisi) to develop a Laudato Si’ Plan. A suggested discernment process is here. An Overview of the LS Goals and Actions is here. The main website is here.
June 25 is the Day of the Seafarer. LCWR and our colleagues Coalition of Catholic Organizations against Human Trafficking (CCOAHT) are committed to protecting all of those who work on the water and are too often subject to abuse and even trafficking. Please join us on June 25 at 12:00 noon EDT to learn more about the plight of seafarers and the dangers they face.
Register HERE to:
- Hear the stories of danger, loneliness and resilience from seafarers & those who minister to them.
- Learn about the critical role the men and women who work on the water play in ensuring that we have food to eat, clothes on our backs and raw materials to fuel our economy.
- Join us in action to protect the rights of seafarers and ensure they are treated as essential workers during this global pandemic. Sign our Petition to Walmart asking them to join the Neptune Declaration.