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 Update 5/16/19

Global Catholic Climate Movement

Momentum is growing quickly for the climate strikes that will happen on May 24 (4th anniversary of Laudato Si). Younger people are demanding that the looming climate catastrophe be averted. Older people are standing up to show that the demand for action is strong across generations. To find a march in your area, do a web search for “May 24 climate strike” plus the name of your town.

Make the climate strikes part of your faith practice using Rosary for the Anniversary of Laudato Si and the Feast of Mary Help of Christians EN Rosary_ May 24th

Pax Christi USA

Pax Christi USA is supporting this Action Alert calling for a diplomatic solution to the Iranian crisis.

To prevent the United States from launching another disastrous war, Senators Tom Udall (NM), Dick Durbin (IL), and Rand Paul (KY) introduced S. 1039, bipartisan legislation to prohibit the use of funds for military operations in or against Iran without prior authorization from Congress. Representatives Anna Eshoo (CA-18) and Mike Thompson (CA-5) introduced similar legislation in the House (H.R. 2354).

Ask your Senators and Representative to cosponsor S. 1039/H.R. 2354 to prevent a war with Iran. Click here.

Network

The House passed the first step of HR 987, a newly combined package of healthcare bills that will lower prescription drug prices and increase the affordability and accessibility of health insurance coverage. See how your congressperson voted http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2019/roll206.xml Contact their office with your approval or disapproval.

Faith in New York

It has been almost 5 years since Eric Garner was killed. ZERO officers have been held accountable. In addition to Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who put Garner in a chokehold, a number of other NYPD officers were responsible for misconduct in the killing and attempted cover-up. People of faith are being encouraged to witness the administrative trial by the Civilian Complaint Review Board. Location: 1 Police Plaza Time: Trial starts at 10am Dates: May 13th – 24th

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc (CLINIC)

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