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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 (October 29)

October 29, 2020
By Sister Ruth Battaglia, CSA
Time Sensitive: Pope Francis Film Available

"Francesco" which debuted a the Rome Film Festival is a two hour documentary on Pope Francis. It has received media attention for his statement about same sex unions, “What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered,” but the Pope also addresses many other current issues. You can watch it for a $5.00 fee. Once you register, you can view it anytime until October 31.   Register online. 

Fratelli Tutti and dove

Justice Alerts will be carrying quotes from Pope Francis' latest encyclical Fratelli Tutti. In the introduction Pope Francis states again what he said in address at the Ecumenical and Interreligious Meeting with Young People in North Macedonia, in 2019 in North Macedonia.

"Here we have a splendid secret that shows us how to dream and to turn our life into a wonderful adventure. No one can face life in isolation...We need a community that supports and helps us, in which we can help one another to keep looking ahead. How important it is to dream together...By ourselves, we risk seeing mirages, things that are not there. Dreams on the other hand, are built together."

 

Immigration

From Interfaith Immigration Coalition

 Migrant Children Remain Separated From Parents

Lawyers say they can't find the parents of 545 migrant children who were separated by the current administration. About two-thirds of those parents were reportedly deported without their children. We pray for these families as as they live this nightmare. Advocate: Sign the petition to reunite families. 

Black Migrants are Under Attack

ICE is cruelly ramping up the targeting and deportations of Black migrants. ICE recently deported dozens of Cameroonian and Congolese migrants. It has also executed nearly a dozen deportation flights to Haiti this month, which reportedly included around 600 Haitians. Black migrants have bravely protested the inhumane conditions and abuse in ICE detention and faced retaliation for doing so, including reports of ICE officers torturing migrants into signing their own deportation orders. Our faith traditions call us to welcome those in need with compassion and treat all people with respect. Instead, migrants in the U.S. are being further traumatized and ultimately sent back to the very places they fled.

 

Capital Punishment

New Petition to Trump: Stop the Three Scheduled Federal Executions

Federal executions continue to be scheduled and carried out. Here is the Link to sign a letter to President Trump. For additional information and actions visit the website of Death Penalty Action,  

 

Undoing Racism
Anti-Racism in Public Health Act


Communities of color have been hit especially hard by COVID-19. People of color are less likely to have affordable health care, and are more likely to have pre-existing conditions like asthma and diabetes that leave them vulnerable.
 
The Anti-Racism in Public Health Act declares racism to be a public health crisis, creating an office at the Centers for Disease Control to coordinate research on ending racial disparities in health care and preventing police brutality. Sign the petition asking Congress to pass this act and to address racism in our health care systems.

 

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