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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.


 

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Memo From God

July 30, 2020
By Sister Ruth Battaglia, CSA

When the crises loom large and the work for justice appears in vain, I read this Memo from God. "Do not feel totally personally irrevocably responsible for everything. That's my job. All my love. God."  What I am responsible for is being the hands, and feet and voice of God where I am. As John Lewis is laid to rest today commit to getting into "good trouble."

Ending Human Trafficking

Today is World Day Against Human Trafficking. Polaris states that the number of crisis trafficking cases handled by the Trafficking Hotline increased by more than 40 percent in the month following the shelter-in-place orders compared to the prior month (from approximately 60 in a 30 day period to 90).  

Capital Punishment

FOUR more federal execution dates may be announced as soon as tomorrow. More than 20 federal death row prisoners are at or near the end of their appeals.

It appears that the federal death penalty is being used as a political tool by the Trump Administration and the campaign to re-elect Donald Trump. For this reason, Death Penalty Action is instead petitioning congress. Consider the new language. Click to add your name to endorse this new language.

DACA Update

On Tuesday, the Trump administration released a new memorandum directing senior officials of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to make significant changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  The new memo means that:

  • USCIS will reject all first time applications for DACA. 
  • USCIS will reject advance parole requests except in “exceptional circumstances.”
  • All pending DACA renewals are limited to one year grants, instead of the previous two years.  

  Call on Congress to

  • Pass permanent protections that help without hurting people;
  • Include HEROES Act provisions to auto-extend Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) for DACA & TPS holders in the next COVID relief package;
  • Defund ICE and CBP
  • DACA recipients to apply for funds from the DACA Renewal Fund
  • DACA allies to donate to the DACA Renewal Fund
  •  State and local leaders to
    • Divest from the deportation force and police
    • Invest in immigrant communities

Take action send an email to your senator demanding they pass the Dream & Promise Act and defund ICE and CBP. Urge the Senate to pass a solution that helps Dreamers without hurting our other immigrant community.  SEND EMAIL to your Senator.

Sister Ruth Battaglia CSA
920 907 2315

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