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.

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the Integrity of Creation


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JPIC Update – 11/19/20

The Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

The invisible Knapsack is a list of situations that occurred to the author, that as a white person were of no concern or thought enabling her to inhabit space in society more freely than her BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) neighbors. This is one, see the full list here.

  1. I can if I wish arrange to be in the company of people of my race, most of the time


Queens Power Virtual Inaugural Assembly

Thurs. Nov. 19 7-8pm

The Sisters of St. Joseph are part of Queens Power and we would like to make a good showing. Please register if you can!

At our assembly we will officially introduce Queens Power to our borough and New York City. We will host speakers from our member institutions and external leaders with the power to make changes on key issue areas – healthcare & Covid-19 response, housing, criminal justice reform & public safety and transportation. If you have any questions please contact Matthew Marienthal at mmarienthal@queenspower.org  Register here

Sovereignty Camp 2020

Nov 1-30 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

At issue is a monument on Shinnecock land in which Sunrise Highway passes through the middle.  This monument with the Shinnecock Seal has space at the bottom for advertising which is how the Nation would derive income. The suit by NYS is being brought at the behest of the richest people in the world and political donors who say its an eye sore as they make their way to their vacation homes. They had plans to construct a second monument on the other side of Sunrise Highway, but when the lawsuit came up, the construction company backed out as did the advertisers. Visitors are welcome to the camp with a recent COVID negative test. If you would like to go to the camp, contact Susan Wilcox at jpic@csjbrentwood.org and she will help arrange it.

For more information click on Warriors of the Sunrise

Here is a toolkit of advocacy with calls, emails and social media examples

Tool Kit

LCWR and Share Foundation

On December 2, 2020, we mark the 40th anniversary of the Roses in December Martyrs. We invite you to join us as we honor Dorothy Kazel, OSU, Maura Clarke, MM, Ita Ford, MM and Jean Donovan who were brutally murdered by the U.S.-supported Salvadoran military for their ministry and for their dedication to those living in poverty. The 40th Anniversary Commemorative Guide can be found here.