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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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Confronting Racism

June 10, 2020
By Sister Ruth Battaglia, CSA

 Catholics Confront Racism:
Power, Police Brutality & Justice

I know that more than the usual number of Justice Alerts have been arriving in your mailbox. It Is hard to pick and choose what to share from the among the many good essays, opinion pieces and programs being posted on social media in response to the murder of George Floyd, the resulting demonstrations and calls for change.

One of the people in demand within Catholic circles to weigh in is the Rev. Bryan Massingale, a black priest, author, activist and a professor at Fordham University. If you were moved by his essay that I shared with you last week, white privilege and what we can do about it , and you have 75 minutes to spare, you will again be moved, challenged and discomforted by his and Olga Segura's responses to interview questions from Faith in Public Life: Catholics Confront Racism: Power, Police Brutality & Justice  May you also be moved to act. 

The Catholic magazine, Commonweal, has a half hour podcast interview with Father Massingale that includes similar plus additional comments . It is also in print form: Interview with Bryan Massingale 
 

“If you are neutral in times of injustice
you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” 

Desmond TuTu

 

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