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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US Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph

Restorative Justice Series

Thu, September 24, 2020

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT

Register here.

Justice for Immigrants (USCCB)

Information about the celebration for the World Day for Migrants and Refugees, Sunday, Sept. 27 can be found here.

Next week is the first webinar in the  for the 15th anniversary of the JFI campaign on Wed., Sept. 30th, at 2 PM Eastern. Sign up on the registration page for the webinars.


Interfaith Immigration Coalition

This week, a brave whistleblower revealed egregious medical neglect and abuse within the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Irwin County Detention Facility in Georgia. In addition to refusing to test people in detention for COVID-19, ICE performed an alarming amount of hysterectomies on immigrant women against their will. These disturbing reports are the latest form of widespread, and cruelty carried out by ICE and a reminder of the dark history of forced sterilization in the U.S., particularly of women of color, that is continuing today. It is vital that Members of Congress hear that their constituents are outraged by this abuse and want to see Congress cut funding for these agencies that perpetuate a racist, anti-immigrant agenda of violence and neglect that serve only to harm our communities.
Click here to contact your 2 Senators and 1 Representative – and make sure to insert the name of your city or town in the first line!


Sample Script: “I’m your constituent from [CITY/TOWN], and [as a person of faith] I am deeply disturbed by reports of medical neglect and abuse, including forced hysterectomies of immigrant women, in the Irwin County Detention Facility in Georgia and the ongoing, widespread abuse of ICE. I urge you to:

Publicly call for an immediate investigation by the DHS Office of the Inspector General

Publicly demand the immediate closure of the Irwin Detention Center.

Reject any requests for extra money for ICE or CBP during federal funding negotiations on the continuing resolution, as increased funding only fuels immoral immigration enforcement and harm against our community members.

We should be investing in caring for our communities during this difficult time – not abuse, detention and family separation. I urge you to cut funding for immigrant detention, deportation, and border militarization, and uphold the best of who we are.”

Amplify on Social Media: Tweet the demands to your Members of Congress and use these hashtags: #ShutDownIrwin, #FreethemAll, #FreetheFamilies. Here’s a sample twitter post:

I’m speaking out against medical abuse and neglect in immigration detention camps — including horrifying reports of forced sterilization. Raise your voice with me. https://bit.ly/2REf7R0 #ShutDownIrwin, #FreethemAll, #FreetheFamilies

Additional Ways to Take Action:

(1) Visit  to demand ICE halt the deportation of Pauline Binam, a mother and daughter, who is scheduled to be deported to Cameroon any moment now. While at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia, Dr. Mahendra Amin removed one of Pauline’s fallopian tubes without her consent and she is still suffering from the surgery. Help Paulline seek justice for the harm she experienced in ICE’s detention facility.

(2) Sign this Families Belong Together pledge to commit to family dignity for all, to stop families being separated, and to stop ICE’s systemic inhumanity.


(3) Volunteer with the South Georgia Immigrant Support Network for visitation via phone and video and/or volunteer to be a penpal for detainees. All languages are welcome. Email tovia@domesticworkers.org to volunteer.

(4) Support and protect whistleblower nurse Dawn Wooten by donating at this link.

Justice Conference of Women Religious

Justice related articles in this October LCWR Newsletter

We are pleased to share with you the October 2020 edition of the LCWR newsletter. In this issue you may find these articles to be of particular interest:

  • LCWR Offers 2020 Election Resources, p. 1
  • Hope for Creation Initiative Extended. P. 11
  • DACA Recipients Remain in Limbo, p. 11
  • UN Issues Report on Using the
  • Sustainable Development Goals to Build Back Better After COVID-19, p. 12
  • Roses in December 40thAnniversary Celebration Goes Local, p. 12
  • LCWR Sign Ons and Letters, p. 13
  • JFI is Celebrating its 15th Anniversary with a Webinar Series, p. 14
  • News from the UN, p. 16


Sisters of St. Joseph, Earth Matters Committee

Throughout the Season of Creation (Sept. 1-Oct.4), Litany of Creation videos will be released on Facebook and Twitter. You can see all the videos here.

Pax Christi USA

Catholic Nonviolence Days of Action, September 21-Oct. 4

2020 is the first year for the Catholic Nonviolence Days of Action. The theme is, “Making active nonviolence our way of life in the Church and the world”.

In solidarity with our 120+ sister organizations in the Pax Christi International network from around the world, Pax Christi USA invites our regions, local groups, members and partners to pray, study, act and celebrate the power of nonviolence between September 21st (International Day of Peace) and October 2nd (International Day of Nonviolence and Gandhi’s birthday). These dates fall within with the Season of Creation, which extends from September 1st -Oct. 4.


The food system, dominated by corporate monopolies and industrial agriculture, is one of the most socially unjust and environmentally destructive sectors of the global economy. But farmers, ranchers, scientists, and activists are increasingly turning toward the solution of regenerative agriculture: a more holistic approach to food and farming systems. The new Bioneers media series on Regenerative Agriculture highlights the wisdom and best practices of a new approach to growing food.