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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.

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Causes for Celebration

June 19, 2020
By Sister Ruth Battaglia, CSA
 

Icon of Juneteenth

 

Today we celebrate Juneteenth with our black sisters and brothers. 


Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration honoring the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, Union General Gordon Granger led thousands of federal troops to Galveston, Texas to announce that the Civil War had ended, and slaves had been freed. Recent events have demonstrated that the wounds of slavery have not healed. There is still much work to be done to eradicate the racism that has plagued our nation for over 400 years.

In light of recent events many communities are reviewing their policing policies. Contact your local authorities to make known your expectations for reform.
 

DACA Survives!
 

Yesterday the Supreme Court handed down a decision which stops the Trump Administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program for now. A permanent resolution for DACA recipients still awaits. Ask the Senate to take up the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019     

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