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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 (March 18)
Mari is a 13 year old from Flint, Michigan known globally as Little Miss Flint. She first rose to the public spotlight when her letter to President Obama about the water crisis prompted him to visit the city and survey the water crisis for himself. That visit ultimately led to him approving $100 million dollars in relief for the city of Flint. Her young age has not prevented her from making a significant impact on the dialogue around environmental racism and confronted the entire country with the reality faced by victims of state negligence. Her youthful honesty prevents political leaders from being able to ignore the consequences of neglectful leadership. She gives voice to the unheard hardships of Americans trapped by a collapsing and toxic infrastructure.
Alluding to herself as the "future president" in her Twitter bio, she also regularly raises funds to help Flint students in need. She's eligible to be president in 2044. Keep an eye on her!
From No Business with Genocide-- Free Uyghurs From Forced Labor in China
People belonging to ethnic, cultural, and religious groups in northwestern China, including Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and Hui, are currently the target of the largest organized detention of an ethno-religious minority the world has seen since World War II. Detainees are forced to work and their labor contributes to the production of goods for numerous multinationals. You can help.
- Click here to tell your U.S. senators to support and co-sponsor the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. (S.45).
- Countless Western companies profit from this system of forced labor. Thousands of you have already contacted retailer, Zara (Inditex), to demand that the company stop selling clothes made by forced Uyghur labor. This week, we are asking you to sign our new petition to Nike. Sign the petition demanding that Nike stop buying from factories in China that use forced Uyghur labor.
- Do you want to do more to help the Uyghurs? Then please take this link to "8 things you can do to help Uyghurs in a time of genocide" by the Uyghur Human Rights Project, a coalition partner of No Business With Genocide.
Support Striking Garment Workers in Myanmar
- Demand that Adidas, Zara, and LIDL support the workers in Myanmar who make our clothes.
Senator Ben Cardin and Rep. Andy Levin have introduced resolutions condemning the military coup and supporting the Civil Disobedience Movement. Please contact your U.S. House representative and urge them to sponsor House Resolution 134. Just click here
Peace and Nonviolence
From Win Without War:
Did you know? We could cut the Pentagon budget by more than ten percent and still spend more than the next ten largest militaries — combined! Imagine the generational impact those hundreds of billions of dollars in savings would have: if instead of weapons, arms dealers, and war, we invested them in diplomacy, humanitarian aid, global public health, sustainability initiatives, and basic research. Add your name and tell your Representatives to join the Lee-Pocan-Auchincloss letter and support cutting the Pentagon budget!
Care of Earth
From Virtual Ecumenical Advocacy Days Conference:
Join us on April 18 - 21, 2021 for the opportunity to advocate for climate justice and support the global movement centered and led by people and communities most vulnerable to climate impacts due to historic racial and colonial inequalities.
This year’s #EAD2021 conference hopes to passionately advocate and reimagine a world that lives out the values of justice, equity, and beloved community. Register before April 1st for a discount!
Here is the schedule to date, to give you an indication of the time span and for more information. There is $25 fee and a request for a donation.