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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: Sept 7
In a 2006 press release, then CSA General Superior, Joann Sambs, stated, "Most inmates on death row cannot afford an attorney and are people of low social status... Even in states with tight restrictions on the death penalty's use, a disproportionate numbers of people executed are poor and/or members of racial and ethnic minorities." This remains true today. According to Death Penalty Information Center, defendants are much less likely to be sentenced to death when they are represented by qualified lawyers who are provided sufficient time and resources to preset a strong defense.
In Pope Francis' encyclical, "Fratelli Tutti," he ratifies a change in church teaching when he termed the death penalty "inadmissible" and calls Catholics to work for its abolition.
This mutual care is supported in Laudato Si’:
-Laudato Si’, 23
That in this time of humanitarian an ecological crises, the human family may learn to respect all creatures and treat them justly with compassion and care as signs of God's wondrous love,