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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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Resources/Actions (April 1)

April 01, 2021
By Sister Ruth Battaglia, CSA

Care of Creation

Care of Earth

 Quote from Pope Francis' Laudato

 
There is a growing sensitivity to the environment and the need to protect nature, along with a growing concern, both genuine and distressing, for what is happening to our planet… Our goal is not to amass information or to satisfy curiosity, but rather to become painfully aware, to dare to turn what is happening to the world into our own personal suffering and thus to discover what each of us can do about it. (#19) 

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As you take your cloth bags to the grocery store or haul electronics to a collection site, have you ever asked, "Is this worth it?  Is this really making a difference?"  You are invited to Read this reflection from EarthBeat by Barbara Fraser.

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Here is something that you can do! 
Use Wool Dryer Balls instead of dryer sheets. 

Many dryer makers recommend you don’t use dryer sheets as they can damage your dryer over time.  You also save time, energy, and money, while helping to reduce your carbon footprint by using wool dryer balls 

Wool dryer balls help improve air flow in the dryer while absorbing moisture. This shortens drying time resulting in less energy used and a reduced power bill. The balls can be reused for more than 1000 loads and help extend the life of your clothing. And they prevent static cling. You can order wool drying balls from Tru Earth  

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Together with Global Sisters Report, EarthBeat is hosting a special environment-related Witness & Grace Conversation, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 2 p.m. Central Time. 
 
How Catholic Sisters are Helping to Save the Earth -- and You Can Too
 
Join Sr. Sheila Kinsey from Rome and Sr. Melinda Roper from Darien, Panama, with Gail DeGeorge (Editor, GSR) and Barbara Fraser (Editor, EarthBeat) for an inspirational and insightful conversation about the pressing needs of our planet, how sisters are making a difference – and you can too. Learn more and register.

 

Undoing Racism

Call To Action - Madison Area is participating in a webinar and discussion about racism and the Catholic Church, featuring Father Bryan Massingale on “How to Make Spiritual Sense of the Attack on the Capitol: Behind the Story.” This Zoom presentation will be held on Wednesday, April 14, 7-8 PM (CDT).  

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82546261555
Meeting ID: 825 4626 1555

 

Ending Human Trafficking

If you didn't see the segment of Wednesday's Today Show on catholic sisters' fight against human trafficking, here is the link to watch the recording at your convenience.  

 

Protecting Voters Rights

State legislators across the country have introduced more than 250 bills in 43 states to make it harder to vote. These bills include measures to limit the early voting options that 85 million people used to safely vote in 2020 — an election with the highest turnout in a century — and are coming on the heels of months of lies about the validity and security of the general election.

That’s why Issue One and its National Council on Election Integrity are hosting a discussion about how these various proposals would impact voting for millions of Americans and what we can do to make the electoral process even more secure and accessible — instead of making it harder for people to vote. Join this timely discussion on Tuesday, April 6th at 11:00 am CDT. RSVP Here

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