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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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COVID-19 - Immigrants and Refugees

March 19, 2020
By Sister Ruth Battaglia, CSA

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious social mission offices passed this along. We cannot forget the most vulnerable. 

In light of fast moving developments on the coronavirus response we wanted to make sure that solutions of particular importance for immigrant communities were elevated and acted upon. We are launching a set of demands that President Trump and all levels of government should take action on:

  • Suspend ALL immigration enforcement activities and operations. DHS must suspend deportations, immigration arrests, mass raids, detentions and enforcement in sensitive locations.
  • Provide Free COVID-19 testing, treatment, and services for ALL, regardless of immigration status. Black, brown, undocumented and low income communities are more vulnerable to health and economic crises. Additional supports and/or stimuli that shore up the safety net and the economic security of those most in need–from food stamps to rent/housing assistance to unemployment insurance to paid leave among others–should be universally accessible without triggering any immigration penalties.
  • Guarantee safe conditions and provide healthcare, testing and support to protect those in detention and prisons.

 
Join us, Community Change Action, United We Dream Action, FIRM Action, Center for Popular Democracy Action, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, and National Immigrant Justice Center in calling on government at all levels to www.ProtectAllPeople.com
 
Please help us to amplify these demands through these graphics and gathering signatures on this petition.

LCWR sample graphic

COVID-19 Update