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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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Season of Creation and Immigration

September 09, 2020
By Sister Ruth Battaglia, CSA

Eat Healthy -- Keep the Planet Healthy
A typical meal bought from a supermarket uses 14-17 times more petroleum for transport than the same meal using local ingredients. Red meat production produces 5 times more emissions than its poultry counterparts. 1 lb. of beef takes 5,000 gallons of water for animals and crops. (Jesse Holth, HuffPost)

Action: 

  1. Reduce consumption of red meat.
  2. As a source of protein used plant-based foods such as lentils, beans, and whole grain.
  3. Shop at a farmer’s market; join a local food co-op; grow your own vegetables.
  4. Cook only what you can eat.

Season of Creation Resources:

  1. Catholic Social teachings and PoliticsAn invitation from Catholic Climate Covenant to join Most Reverend John E. Stowe, OFM Conv., Bishop of Lexington, KY, to discuss this and more as we host our first Season of Creation webinar, “Catholic Social Teaching, Politics, and the 'Fullness of Faith, Thursday, September 10 at 3 p.m. Eastern.
  2. Wisconsin Interfaith Power an Light invitation to Green Team Summit 2020, A Just recovery, September 13-17. Register for free here. 
  3. NRDC provides this resource: Industrial Agriculture 101

Immigration


Act NOW!

Trump administration is currently considering how many refugees to welcome in 2021. U.S. law requires that the President consult with both the House and Senate Judiciary Committees before making the “Presidential Determination” and it states that the process must be completed and number set by September 30.
 
Nearly two hundred organizations, including the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have already sent a letter to President Trump urging him to build back the U.S. resettlement program by setting a goal of 95,000 refugees.

Either call your Senators and Representative using the Capitol Hill switchboard (202) 224-3121 or Click here to use Justice for Immigrants message. Either way the message is the same.
 
As your constituent, I urge you to ensure that the Trump Administration meaningfully consults with Congress before September 30, 2020, about the annual refugee admission goal for FY 2021. I also ask you to urge the Administration to build back annual refugee admissions to the historic average of 95,000 refugees admitted per year.

Thank for your consideration.
 


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