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The mission of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation ministry is to explore CSA's distinct contribution to the ongoing, nonviolent transformation of the world towards peace, justice and ecology. This work embraces the efforts of sisters, associates, co-workers and others who share the CSA vision. We live out the mission to bring about systemic change by using the lens of nonviolence to focus on the issues of women, children, health care, globalization (especially as it affects Latin America), seamless ethic of life.

Note: The ideas and opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the author's and should not be ascribed to the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes or its members. On August 5, 2021, we archived old blog posts. You can find the archive by clicking here.


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Pope Francis is calling for an ecological conversion for all who live on this planet through his encyclical, Laudado Si’.  Hence, throughout the Season of Creation, we will be introducing the seven goals of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform into our daily reflections. This week we focus on:

 

GOAL#7:
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND PARTICIPATORY ACTION

 
Image of the seven Laudato Si' Goals with the 7th goal highlighted

Goal #7 encourages the development of cultures and policies that protect our common home and all who share it.

Each day provides you with an opportunity to See, Reflect, and Act.

To help you "See" the signs of our times,
we provide a relevant resource to read.

To supplement as you "Reflect" on the text,
we provide a relevant quotation from Laudato Si'.

To inspire you to "Act" in the world,
we share a relevant action that CSA has taken.

Finally, we will provide a daily Intercession to remind you that you are not doing this difficult work alone.

 

If you prefer to receive the details for the whole week in one email please send email to Tracy Abler at table@csasisters.org

Season of Creation Logo

Pope Francis is calling for an ecological conversion for all who live on this planet through his encyclical, Laudado Si’.  Hence, throughout the Season of Creation, we will be introducing the seven goals of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform into our daily reflections. This week we focus on:

GOAL#5:
ECOLOGICAL EDUCATION

 

GOAL#6:
ECOLOGICAL SPIRITUALITY

 
Image of the seven Laudato Si' Goals with the 3rd and 4th goal highlighted

Goal #5 is about re-thinking and re-designing curricular and institutional reform in the spirit of integral ecology in order to foster ecological awareness and transformative action. .
Goal #6 recovers a religious vision of God's creation and encourages greater contact with the natural world in a spirit of wonder, praise, joy, and gratitude.

Each day provides you with an opportunity to See, Reflect, and Act.

To help you "See" the signs of our times,
we provide a relevant resource to read.

To supplement as you "Reflect" on the text,
we provide a relevant quotation from Laudato Si'.

To inspire you to "Act" in the world,
we share a relevant action that CSA has taken.

Finally, we will provide a daily Intercession to remind you that you are not doing this difficult work alone.

 

If you prefer to receive the details for the whole week in one email please send email to Tracy Abler at table@csasisters.org

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Citizenship for Immigrants is in the Senate Budget Resolution

August 10, 2021
By Tracy Abler, Justice Coordinator

Dear Friends,

We are making progress on a pathway to citizenship for millions of our immigrant neighbors. 

Yesterday, the Senate Budget Committee introduced a transformative budget resolution that will do many things to improve the lives of people in this country including by creating good-paying jobs, investing in the green economy, putting families’ health and financial security first and transforming the care economy. 

The Build Back Better budget resolution package also instructs lawmakers to chart a pathway to citizenship for millions of people. The bill text, released on Monday, includes some $107 billion for the Senate Judiciary Committee to spend on immigration reform. This represents a historic opportunity for Democrats to deliver on a visionary budget which includes a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, TPS holders, farmworkers and other essential workers.

We are asking supporters across the country to call their Senators TODAY and urge them to bring solutions to the table and reject obstruction, half-measures. Urge Senators to reject controversial anti-immigrant amendments which would be a vote against immigrant communities who have been and will continue to be key to the robust economic recovery of the country. Tell them that citizenship for America's workforce is an investment in the American economy. Immigrant youth, TPS holders, farmworkers and essential workers are a key component of our labor force, our economy and are indispensable to our communities throughout the country.

Please Call Your Senators—Today—(202) 224-3121

Sample Script:

Hello!  I’m [ Name ] I’m a constituent from [City, State] and a [person of faith/Catholic sister]. I’m calling because I care deeply about providing a pathway to citizenship for our immigrant neighbors in the upcoming budget reconciliation package.   

There are millions of immigrants in the U.S. who serve our communities as first responders, health care workers, food system workers and caregivers. Many are Dreamers, brought here as children others are essential workers; and some have fled war or natural disasters in their countries of origin. 

Each one of these people are Americans in every sense and they must be given the opportunity to become U.S. citizens. I urge Senator [Name]  to include a pathway to citizenship to all immigrants currently living in the U.S. in the upcoming budget reconciliation package. Can I count on the Senators support for a pathway to citizenship for immigrant Americans?

Thank you!

Please Call Your Senators—Today—(202) 224-3121. We expect floor votes on amendments to the budget resolution to follow fast on the heals of a vote today on the bi-partisan infrastructure package. We need your calls as the Senate turns its attention to the vota-a-rama on amendments on the budget resolution. Please call today and tomorrow. We can get this done and deliver on pathway to citizenship!

Thanks for making the call and thanks for sharing this call widely!

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