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.

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.

Network Lobby

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.

Tax Justice for All: Unveiling the Racial Inequities of the U.S. Tax Code is a virtual interactive workshop that explores how tax justice is critical to racial justice. The workshop takes participants through the lives of five different families and explores how the tax code impacts them. It then gives participants the opportunity to re-envision the tax code. Please join us for an upcoming workshop.

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.

 

Catholic Relief Services
Find out how you can support Catholic Relief Services efforts to  assist those in crisis in Haiti here and Afghanistan 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.