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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chapter 2021 Direction Statement
“We commit ourselves to sharing our spiritual and material resources, to networking and partnering, and to creating ongoing formation and educational opportunities to address racism, restorative justice, immigration reform, human trafficking, LGBTQIA biases, gender inequality, climate change, and other emerging issues.” Full statement here.
Summer Reading/Listening/Watching List
We are asking all of our Sisters, Associates, Agregees, Partners in Mission and Friends to commit to at least one item from the Summer Reading/Listening/Watching list here over the summer months. Also, to complete a 3 question response either in an online response form here or via telephone to this Google Voice (GV) number 631-316-8134. In using the GV, initially you will hear-please state your name and Google Voice will try to connect you. Then you will hear the response questions. The three questions are name; title of selection; and any thoughts about it. If you do multiple items from the list, please respond to each one separately
March on- For Voting Rights
On Saturday, August 28, join the March On for Voting Rights, a mass mobilization to demand that elected officials stop hijacking democracy, denounce voter suppression and ensure fair, easy access to the vote for all. Watch here to see Martin Luther King, III and others explain the March On-For Voting Rights. There are in person marches in various cities and you can RSVP here for one the virtual marches marked in purple.
As part of Network’s Build Anew Agenda, they are creating a focus on inequality in the tax code.
The Tax Justice for All workshop offers you the opportunity to re-envision a tax code that makes the wealthy and corporations pay their fair share and see how we can invest that money to build our society anew. You can explore the options on your own with our tax justice calculator.
- Monday, August 16, 12-2 PM Eastern (register here)
- Tuesday, August 18, 3-5 PM Eastern (register here)
- Tuesday, August 24, 7-9 PM Eastern (register here)
- Saturday, August 28, 1-3 PM Eastern (register here)
Please note: all workshops contain the same content. In order to engage fully with all parts of the workshop, we highly suggest joining from a computer rather than a phone or tablet.
US Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph
Tuesday, Aug. 31 7:30pm EST
Hearing from the Sisters of St. Joseph about their experiences at our Southern US Border, learn about the root causes of migration and call to action. Register 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.