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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.
Resources & Actions (April 30)
Care of Earth
From Pope Francis in Laudato Sí:
“The emptier a person’s heart is, the more he or she needs to buy, own and consume. # 204
“An integral ecology is also made up of simple daily gestures which break with the logic of violence, exploitation and selfishness.” # 230
Send a Message to World Leaders: the Sacred People, Sacred Earth Demands are the moral compass for climate justice.
Right to Vote -- Letter Writing Party
CSA's Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Committee invites you to a Zoom party -- Saturday, May 1, 2:00 pm CDT.
While anti-voter bills proposed in Wisconsin will be addressed, discussion about threats to voting rights and the letter writing will be pertinent to all. If you are interested, reply to this email and I will send you the Zoom link, sample letters, and helpful letter writing information.
Our social and civic responsibility encourages us to inform legislators when we have concerns about their actions. Currently our politicians are involved in legislation impacting our democratic rights related to the Right to Vote. We, as citizens and as Catholics, are concerned that voting in our state and country will become more difficult, more selective and restrictive, more controlled by political factions. Join us Saturday afternoon. Reply to this email to request the Zoom link.
May 1-- International Workers Day
Feast of St. Joseph the worker
On this day, when we celebrate, honor, and pray for all laborers, especially those who have promoted the dignity and rights of workers, we are in solidarity with our Latino brothers and sisters who will be marching in Washington DC (and Fond du Lac) to promote awareness of the need for immigration changes to stop deportations, and citizenship for DACA recipients and essential workers who kept our local communities going during the pandemic.
The Fond du Lac event will begin at noon on the corner of Macy & Johnson Streets and march down Main Street for a concluding presentation at Veteran's Park on the corner of Main and 4th Streets.
Peace: Russia and the United States
From World Beyond War:
An Online Conversation on Peace, Russia, and the United States with Vladimir Kozin and Ray McGovern
Start: Thursday, May 06, 2021 • 1:00 PM • Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00) Register Here. (Click not Ruth)
Catholic Social Teaching and the President
Bill McCormick S.J., in writing for America after the President's address to the nation, asked several Catholic journalists, "Was Joe Biden preaching Catholic social teaching to Congress last night? He received some interesting responses. Read the article HERE.
Human Rights--Legacy of Sr. Diana Ortiz
From Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns:
Please join us for a 30-minute webinar at 2:00 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, May 5, "Human Rights Advocacy and the Legacy of Sr. Dianna Ortiz." Dan Moriarty, Sustainable Pathways to Peace Program Coordinator, will give the presentation and take questions.
New Immigration Resource
From Witness Radio Podcasts:
Episode 1: Title 42, The Invisible Border Wall
If you've never heard of Title 42, I'm not surprised. It's a super obscure part of the United States public health code. In this inaugural episode of Witness Radio, we unpack the evils lurking behind Title and explain why everyone should demand President Biden and DHS Secretary Mayorkas to rescind it...Now!
In Episode 2, we will drill further into the tragic unintended consequences of Title 42 forcing families to separate, thereby creating unaccompanied children, who are now being warehoused, in dire need of homes not detention.
To check them out Click Here.
Contact your Representatives and ask them to Co-Sponsor and support HR 262/SB 582, the Federal Death Penalty Prohibition Act of 2021.
Messages can be as simple as "I am your constituent and I want you to co-sponsor and support HR 262/SB 582, the Federal Death Penalty Prohibition Act of 2021." Feel free to add your particular motivation and comments.