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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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Resource/Actions (January 5)

January 05, 2021
By Sister Ruth Battaglia, CSA
The Work of Christmas

You most likely have read this piece written by Howard Thurman, but each time I read it the message challenges me. I offer it for your reflection.

When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,

When the kings and princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flock, 
The work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the parishioner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among all,
To make music in the heart.

 

Ending Human Trafficking

The Stop Trafficking Newsletter for January can be found HERE. The focus is on climate change as one of the causes of poverty and forced migration that leads to human trafficking. 

 

Support For The People Act

Do you want to get big money out of politics, protect voting rights and stop the practice of politicians drawing their own districts to get re-elected? Support the For The People Act H.R. 1 / S. 949 and sweeping Democracy reform in 2021.
 
See this awesome parody of the 12 Days of Christmas calling for passage of For the People Act!!  It’s very clever and it gives a full rundown of the provisions of the bill 4 min full song or 60 second cut. Thanks to the many members of All Souls Unitarian Church in Washington, DC for helping put together the song, For the People Act.

The bill could come to a vote as early as January 7 or 8. Please sign the petition and spread the word.
 
Call your members of Congress—both Senators and Representative—wish them a Happy New Year and urge them to support the For the People Act!
 
U.S. Capitol Switchboard. (202) 224-3121.

 

Capital Punishment

Sister Helen Prejean, Krisanne Vallaincourt-Murphy, and Bishop Flores of Texas will be among the guests at an online event entitled "Killing in our Name: Federal Executions and Pro-Life Witness."  It is scheduled for 11:30-12:30 EST on Friday, January 8, 2021. Here is the link to RSVP.

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A new session of Congress has begun. Write to your members of Congress asking them to abolish the death penalty. Sign Here.  

 

Care of the Earth

Check our this great resource! Creation Justice Ministries 
Here is their January Action Center. Take a look at the 52 Ways to Care for Creation and make caring for creation a priority in 2021

 

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