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

If you would like to receive the JPIC updates in email form from the Office of Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, NY, please click  here to open the  form. Or if you are interested in joining our Justice, Earth Matters, Racial Justice Working Group Committees or Non-Violence Reflection Group, contact S. Susan at jpic@csjbrentwood.org.

About Laudato Si’ Action Platform

The Laudato Si’ Action Platform is a unique collaboration between the Vatican, an international coalition of Catholic organizations, and “all men and women of goodwill.” (LS 3) Taking a truly ground-up approach, it is rooted in the strengths and realities of communities around the world, empowering all to take “decisive action, here and now” as we journey towards a better future together. (LS 161)

Action is urgently needed. Our Creator called the human family to be the steward of creation, but we have neglected that call. Our hotter, dirtier, deader planet is driving up the risk of suffering. The most vulnerable suffer above all.

At this kairos moment, we are responding to the call for healing in our relationships with God, our neighbors, and the Earth itself. Through the Laudato Si’ Action Platform, we are walking the “path to renewal” together (LS 202).  More information about the specific goals can be found here.

Response to the Cry of the Earth

Food and Water Watch

Reimagine Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) This Thursday (December 2) at 6:00 pm,

Response to Cry of the PoorLong Island Social Justice Network

Network/US Fed/Fontbonne Students- Title 42 Action inDC

On Friday, Dec. 3 9:15-11:30am  Network will sponsor a procession around the White House and press conference to press President Biden to end the use of Title 42. This clause allows the government to “prevent the introduction of individuals during certain public health emergencies.” Title 42 has been used to target asylum seekers while allowing others to enter the US. Title 42 has no true medical basis and is causing harm to our immigrant siblings at the southern border. The order also violates the internationally recognized right to seek asylum.

Four Brentwood CSJ’s, six Fontbonne students and two faculty including principal Mary Ann Spicjaric will join with other sisters and associates from the CSSJ, US Federation in Washington DC.

The event will be livestreamed with follow up actions. As soon as those details are made available, an email will go out.

Ecological Spirituality

Rivers of Hope Virtual Pilgrimage Beginning Dec. 7 at 7pm ET

Four virtual visits along U.S. rivers to hear from those ministering with people impacted by some of society’s most difficult situations. Presenters will share how they find hope and strength. Opportunities will be provided for prayer and small group conversations. Rivers of Hope is a collaborative effort of the Asociación de Hermanas Latinas Misioneras en América (AHLMA), the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM), the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), the Mexican American Catholic College (MACC), and the Religious Brothers Conference (RBC). More information and registration here.

Members, Religious Order Working Group for Laudato Si’ Action Platform,

Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Dec. 8 1pm ET

Join us for a short, 30 minute gathering of Advent prayer in the spirit of Laudato Si’ as we journey together toward integral ecology. Register here.

LCWR-December 8th at 7pm ET on Facebook here.

Gun violence continues to plague our nation and steal members of our communities. Join our friends at Franciscan Action Network and our partners at Newtown Action Alliance and other gun violence prevention organizations who will once again be honoring all victims of gun violence. Because of the continuing pandemic, there will be no large in-person vigil in D.C. However, a small group of families, survivors, students, and advocates will come to DC on December 8th to hold a virtual vigil.

Adoption of Sustainable Lifestyles

View the UN’s One Planet, Handle With Care site and read the most recent blog, For a Truly Circular Economy, We Need to Listen to Indigenous Voices here.

Community Resilience and Empowerment

Hidden Mercy Book Launch, Zoom

Friday, Dec. 10 8pm EST Register Here.

 

 

Ecological Economics

Learn more about Shinnecock Kelp Farmers, a collaboration between Shinnecock Women, Greenwave, CSJ’s and SUNY,Stony Brook. In this interview Tela describes the historical importance of kelp and a healthy coastline, critical to the Shinnecock’s ancient culture; how it was nearly destroyed, and the steps being taken by six women to rebuild and regenerate kelp farming and the ocean seaweed-based community. View here. Also follow Shinnecock Kelp Farmers on FB here.

Ecological Spirituality

Rivers of Hope Virtual Pilgrimage Beginning Dec. 7 at 7pm ET

Four virtual visits along U.S. rivers to hear from those ministering with people impacted by some of society’s most difficult situations. Presenters will share how they find hope and strength. Opportunities will be provided for prayer and small group conversations. Rivers of Hope is a collaborative effort of the Asociación de Hermanas Latinas Misioneras en América (AHLMA), the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM), the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), the Mexican American Catholic College (MACC), and the Religious Brothers Conference (RBC). More information and registration here.

Ecological Education

View Kiss the Ground on Netflix

Response to the Cry of the Earth

UN Climate Summit in Scotland Follow Up-COP26 did not go far enough. It’s time to take the Pope Francis-Approach to Climate Change. Read here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pax Christi Metro New York

40 Day Fast for Christian Nonviolence, July 1-Aug. 9

Pax Christi MNY has participated in a 40-Day Fast for Christian Nonviolence from July 1st to August 9th, the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, the largest Christian community in Japan at the time. It is also the anniversary of St. Teresa Benedicta (Edith Stein), a victim of the holocaust because of her Jewish heritage, and Blessed Franz Jaegerstaetter who refused to serve in Hitler’s army. This is a rolling fast, which means we share in the fast with different people choosing to fast just one of the 40 days; the same day every week, e.g. every Tuesday; or more. The hope is that all days will be covered because we are taking turns fasting. Also, please note, the fast does not have to be a fast from food. Some people cannot do that for health reasons, but it is possible to fast from TV, the internet, social media, or some other attachment. Find Resources here.