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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A Faith Perspective on Voting Rights Webinar sent via Network Lobby
Thursday, Dec. 5th 2pm
Please join us as we discuss current issues of voter suppression and the importance of restoring the Voting Rights Act. This webinar will explore the impact of voter suppression on communities of color, as well as equip attendees with resources needed to join in the fight against voter suppression. Register Here for Zoom information.
Don’t Separate Families
COME TO AN INFORMATION SESSION on WITNESSING AT THE BORDER with JOSH RUBIN* (of Don’t Separate Families)
We will discuss: Why this trip?
Plus travel, housing, timing, safety and logistics.
WHEN: MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 6:30 – 8 pm
WHERE: Congregation Beth Elohim Chapel 274 Garfield Pl @ 8th Ave, Brooklyn
Josh Rubin was a key organizer of witnessing and protests at the Tornillo, TX and Homestead, FL detention centers for migrant teens. Both centers have since closed down.
FYI: If you’re interested in learning more but cannot make this meeting, contact us asap: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, Dec. 10 5:30-7:30 RXR Building 68 South Service Road Melville, NY11747
Critical Town Hall Meeting to address the findings in the Newsday Investigative Report “Long Island Divided” about racial discrimination in housing.
Adrian Fassett, EOC Suffolk
Elaine Gross, Erase Racism
Tracey Edwards, NAACP
Theresa Sanders, ULLI
Coalition of Immokalee Workers
On Nov. 18, there was a boycott action of Wendy’s in support of the Imokalee Workers Fair Food Program, a human rights based program to protect farmworkers. Most of the big fast food chains have signed on but Wendy’s has refused. Here is a report from Nicole Skabula, SJW.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Rally
On Nov. 12, when the Supreme Court began to hear oral arguments on DACA’s legality, Bryanne Devlin, SJW and Nicole Skabula, SJW represented the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, NY at the national rally on the steps of the Supreme Court. See Bryanne’s report here.
LCWR Office of Social Mission
You can read the December Newsletter from the LCWR here. Some articles of interest include:
- Review by Margaret Magee, OSF, Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future, by Mary Robinson.
- Catholic Groups Unite in Support of DACA Program, p. 10
- Catholic Coalition Takes Campaign for Immigrant Children to the Border, p. 11
- Faith-Based Organizations Rebuke U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement, p. 12
- USCCB Social Ministry Gathering Focuses on Bearing Witness, p. 12
- LCWR Sign Ons & Letters, p. 13
- EAD 2020 to Explore the Intersection of Climate Change and Economic Injustice, p. 13
- News from the UN, p. 15