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

 

JPIC 7/18/19 Update

Supporting the Catholic Day of Action in Washington, DC

A coalition of Catholic organizations including LCWR and CMSM have organized a day of action in Washington, DC on Thurs. July 18 to decry the inhuman policy of migrant child detention.

On Thurs. July 18, Call the White House to say NO to the cruel and inhumane polices of the Trump administration that are separating families and holding immigrants in deplorable conditions at the border.

Sample Message:
As a person of faith, I am calling today to strongly oppose the Trump administration’s efforts to hold children in deplorable conditions, and separate immigrant families at the border and in communities around the country. The administration’s policies have led to the tragic deaths of seven children and are traumatizing a whole generation of children.

Guided by our Catholic faith and our national values, we affirm the dignity of all people and our call to love our neighbors. Every person, every family deserves stability and security. We call on the Trump administration to immediately end the unjust and immoral practice of jailing children and separating families.

White House Comments Line: 202-446-1111
Note: It is sometimes difficult to get through on the Comments Line when there is a large volume of calls. If you can’t get through on July 18, it will still be helpful to call later.

To e-mail the White House, click here.

Long Island Prayer Vigil for Just Immigration Laws Sat. July 20 6pm Amityville

All are welcome to stand with us for just laws for our immigrant brothers and sisters and their families. Please feel free to invite as many people as you’d like.

Date and Time: Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 6 – 7 pm
Location: The grounds of the Queen of the Rosary Motherhouse, 555 Albany Avenue, Amityville, NY 11701. (Join us on the lawn in front of the parking lot on the right side of the Motherhouse.)
Questions: Email any questions to S. Diane Morgan, OP at dmorganop@amityop.org

Pax Christi Metro New York Event Aug. 5, noon-1pm Japanese Consulate in Manhattan

Peace Gathering to Commemorate the 74th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in front of the Consulate General of Japan in NYC.

When: August 5, 2019, Monday, from noon to 1:00PM (EDT)
Where: In front of the building of the Consulate General of Japan in NY, 299 Park Avenue, NY, NY (Park Avenue & 48th Street)

74 years have passed since the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It is estimated that the bombs have killed 210,000 citizens by the end of 1945 and, over the years, have ruined the health of many of the survivors. The average age of the Hibakusha, or atomic bomb survivors, is now over 82 years old, and many of them are still suffering from terrible health issues. To honor the memory of those who were killed by the atomic bombings, a coalition of citizens and peace activists will gather in front of the Japan Consulate General in New York.

Also a reminder to respond the PCMNY Summer Appeal.Checks can be mailed to 371 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY 10014

Union International of Superiors General
UISG reminds us that preparation has begun for the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region ~ October 2019. . They are also preparing a video for Season of Creation with the focus for this year on biodiversity. The focus on biodiversity offers the opportunity to connect the Season of Creation with the upcoming synod on the Amazon. You can receive updates through the Sowing Hope for the Planet Website https://www.sowinghopefortheplanet.org/contact

Thursday, July 18 Catholic Day of Action in Washington,DC

The US  Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph is helping to organize a group to attend the Catholic Day of Action in DC on Thursday, July 18 in the mid-morning. We will be joining with various coalitions and organizations to participate in the Catholic Day of Action in Washington, D.C. to challenge the Trump administration’s abuse of immigrant children and families.

 

Other Catholic partners include, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM), Franciscan Action Network (FAN), Ignatian Solidarity Network, the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, the Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns, Columban Center for Advocacy, National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, Sisters of the Sacred Heart, and Pax Christi.

 

Because of the urgency and depth of the injustice, there will also be an opportunity, for those who choose, to engage in nonviolent civil disobedience. The group, as a whole, will not be participating in the nonviolent civil disobedience. However, individuals can choose to participate.

 

If you’re interested, please fill out this form: https://cssjfed.breezechms.com/form/d13c9b. This will help us to connect others who may be able to carpool, travel together, etc… We will be in touch shortly to connect others and maybe coordinate posters for the event. We will have a large Sisters of St. Joseph banner that we can meet under. As we receive more information, we will text/email about details and meet-ups. Also, please feel free to send this form to others to participate. For Brentwood Sisters, contact S. Susan Wilcox  at jpic@csjbrentwood.org for more information.

Pax Christi Metro New York and Peace Action Network

We Must Not Be Silent: No to War on Iran 

Protest & Leafleting

Friday, July 12, 2019, NOON to 1 PM