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Nonviolence... Human trafficking... Women... The elderly... Immigrants' rights... Housing... Children... Prisoners' rights... Health care... World Hunger... Globalization, as it affects Latin America... Care of the earth... Seamless ethic of life
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.
Resource/Actions (October 6)
Peaceful and Just Elections
“The right to vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool or instrument in democratic society. We must use it.”
—Congressman John Lewis
Census Bureau Statement on Oct. 1 Court Ruling OCT. 2, 2020 – On October 2, 2020, the message below was sent to census takers working on the 2020 Census: “As a result of court orders, the October 5, 2020 target date is not operative, and data collection operations will continue through October 31, 2020. Employees should continue to work diligently and enumerate as many people as possible. Contact your supervisor with any questions.”
Ending Human Trafficking
USSCAH has created a helpful Voter Guide to assist in your discernment of candidates, including a list of questions you can ask potential candidates related to human trafficking and its root causes. Click HERE for the October Newsletter.
18th World Day Against the Death Penalty: Access to counsel - A matter of life or death
On 10 October 2020, the World Day Against the Death Penalty will be dedicated to the right to effective legal representation for individuals who may face a death sentence.
Immigrants and Refugees
The Interfaith Immigration Committee issued press release on Wednesday calling out the Trump administration’s latest attempt to end refugee resettlement in the United States. LCWR Executive Director Carol Zinn, SSJ called the president’s action unconscionable.
The Trump administration is proposing another historic low refugee admissions goal of 15,000 for FY 2021, according to the administration’s report to Congress. The administration violated U.S. law by not consulting with Congress on its refugee admissions goal before the start of the new fiscal year, and failing to sign a formal refugee admissions goal, also known as a “Presidential Determination” or PD, before the statutory deadline. This means that the resettlement program has ground to a halt, leaving refugees in harm’s way. Each day that resettlement is paused is a matter of life and death for the thousands of refugees waiting to rebuild their lives.