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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 (May 18)
Laudato Si' Week
- Take some time to learn about the Laudato Si’ Action Platform initiative and Laudato Si’ Goals.
- Inspired to take a fresh look at Laudato Si’—consider this study guide
- Pray for Our Earth!
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Fratelli Tutti on Economics
From Franciscan Action Network:
We will host our third panel discussion on the topic Fratelli Tutti on Economics. Join us Wednesday, May 26th at 6 pm CT to consider the divisions caused by our current economic system. Our speakers for this event are the author of The Vision of Catholic Social Thought: the Virtue of Solidarity and the Praxis of Human Rights, Meghan Clark and Senior Advisor at the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Anthony (Tony) Annett. Read more about our speakers here. The panel discussion will be moderated by our executive director, Stephen Schneck.
RSVP to attend Fratelli Tutti on Economics by clicking here.
Peace and Nonviolence
On May 12, a group of scientists and Catholic leaders released a statement calling on President Biden to reduce the threat that nuclear weapons pose to the world and work with other nations toward their abolishment. The statement, signed by fourteen Catholic leaders and top scientists — including Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv, Bishop-President of Pax Christi USA and Marie Dennis, Pax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace, urged the Biden administration to revise dated U.S. nuclear policies, reduce U.S. spending on nuclear weapons, and engage in diplomacy with Russia and other countries, including at the upcoming review conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), which takes place in New York this August.
From World Without War: War and the Environment an Online Course June 7- to July 18
We will cover:
- Where wars happen and why.
- What wars do to the earth.
- What imperial militaries do to the earth back home.
- What nuclear weapons have done and could do to people and the planet.
- How this horror is hidden and maintained.
- What can be done.
Check out all the details and register here.
National Day of Prayer
Join Stella Maris USA and the Coalition of Catholic Organizations against human Trafficking (CCOHAT) for a virtual service on the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Mariners and People of the Sea. Three CCOAHT members will be participating - Sr. Margaret Nacke, Sr. Kathleen Coll, and Sr. Ann Schol. The program will include an intimate discussion on the plight of seafarers and fishers during the COVID pandemic.
Thursday, May 20th at 7:00 pm CT. You can register here!
Ending Human Trafficking
Webinar May 25: Catholic Sisters' Impact on Helping Trafficking Survivors Thrive
Register now for a webinar on Catholic Sisters' Work with Survivors of Human Trafficking which will be held May 25th from 12pm -1pm CT. Panelists will include Theresa Flores; Jean Schafer, SDS; Kathlyn Mulcahy, OP; and Dawn Schiller. Panelists will be sharing about the many ways that USCSAHT members are working to support and empower survivors to be thrivers. Register Here.
From Saint Vincent de Paul's Voice of the Poor:
Hope in the Face of Racism Series: Thursday, May 20, 2:00 PM
Asian American Pacific Islander Vincentians Share Their Stories
Recent violence targeting Asian American and Pacific Islanders highlights the fact that systemic racism affects all people of color. Our ongoing “Hope in the Face of Racism” series will hear AAPI Vincentians share their stories and call us to solidarity with all communities who are marginalized. Register Here.