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.

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the Integrity of Creation

 

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ELECTION 2020- EXPRESS YOUR VALUES, VOTE!

Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)

We hope you are continuing to find LCWR’s election-year series, “A More Perfect Union: 2020 Election Reflections” helpful.

Week 7’s 2020 election reflection, “The Power of Love,” is now available. This week we feature a reflection about the Beloved Community by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Special thanks to all who have pledged to pray for a peaceful election day. You might want to consider using the November 3 election day prayer, “On the Pulse of Morning.”

Faith in Action

Thursday, Oct. 29th 1pm Facebook Live

The election is just a few days away, you are being invited to tune into a special voting episode of Revolutionary Faith on Facebook LIVE on Thursday, October 29th at 1:00pm ET.

The candidates have made their case for leading our nation and now they need to hear from you.

As people of faith, we can demand that our political leaders prioritize policies rooted in love and justice for EVERYONE, not just the powerful, by making our voices heard at the ballot box. In Thursday’s show, I will be joined by Rev. Nicolas O’Rourke, the Covenant Pastor of the Living Water United Church of Christ in Oxford Circle and State Director of Organizing for Pennsylvania Working Families, to discuss why casting your vote this November is a powerful expression of your values and commitments.

RSVP here

Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood NY Justice Committee

Post-Election Prayer Service for Healing

Wed. Nov. 4

Details coming soon

Poor People’s Campaign

Actions you can take to help make this a fair election!

-DONATE FOR FREE LYFT RIDES

You can help people in critical areas of the country who are unable to vote because of a lack of transportation. Plus1Vote is providing FREE Lyft rides to the polls for early voting and on November 3rd in areas of FL, GA, SC, and MS impacted by voter suppression. Every $20 donation will get a voter to the polls. Donate here.

TEXT BANK POOR AND LOW-INCOME NEW YORKERS TO GOTV

In 2016, 1.76 million poor and low-income eligible voters in New York did not cast a ballot! The Poor People’s Campaign wants to connect with these folks that most political organizations overlook.

Join The Poor People’s Campaign Thursday, Oct. 29 at 5pm and/or Saturday, Oct. 31 at 2pm to text poor and low-income infrequent voters in New York and encourage them to get election reminders, have a voting plan, and learn more about the PPC. Click here to register and choose the Thursday or Saturday options.

Moral Mondays led by Rev. Barber will continue live on Facebook every Monday from now until the election from 3:30 – 5:00  Go to ANewPPC on Facebook HERE

Global Georgetown 

View this recorded video from Tues. Oct. 27 of Public Dialogue on Election 2020: The Moral and Public Obligations of Winners, Losers, and the Rest of Us HERE

Panelists include:  John Carr of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life

Denis McDonough of the Keough School of Global Affairs at Notre Dame University

Christine Emba of the Washington Post.

Michael Steele of The Lincoln Project

Joe Goldman of Democracy Fund

Cherie Harder of The Trinity Forum