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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.

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.


 

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Updates and Actions for November 13

November 13, 2020
By Sister Ruth Battaglia, CSA

Fratelli Tutti and dove

True, a worldwide tragedy like the Covid-19 pandemic momentarily revived the sense that we are a global community, all in the same boat, where one person’s problems are the problems of all. Once more we realized that no one is saved alone; we can only be saved together. #32

The pain, uncertainty and fear, and the realization of our own limitations, brought on by the pandemic have only made it all the more urgent that we rethink our styles of life, our relationships, the organization of our societies and, above all, the meaning of our existence. #3

 

Post Election Prayer

Now that the election has ended, the difficult work of unifying and healing our nation begins. I invite you to sign this statement praying for the President-elect, Vice President-elect and the the nation in this time of transition.  

 

World Day of the Poor 

On November 15, the Church celebrates the World Day of the Poor, with the theme: “Stretch forth your hand to the poor”. On behalf of the Claretian Family, the Sisters of Religious of Mary Immaculate Claretian Missionaries (RMI) have prepared this prayer.

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In his new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti (On fraternity and social friendship) Pope Francis states, “the smallest, the weakest, the poorest should touch our hearts: indeed, they have a ‘right’ to appeal to our heart and soul. They are our brothers and sisters, and as such we must love and care for them.”

Join National President Ralph Middlecamp and Voice of the Poor leaders for an exciting conversation on how Vincentian spirituality and the work of the Society shines through in the Holy Father's exciting new encyclical.  Register Here.

 

Building a Culture of Peace

From Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns:

Download the 2020 Advent Reflection Guide

This guide includes reflection on the weekly Scripture readings during Advent along with prayers, examples of Maryknoll missioner experiences, and suggested steps for “faith in action.” 

 

Human Trafficking and COVID-19

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation - Catholic Sisters Initiative invites you to join their webinar:

Catholic Sisters, COVID-19 and Human Trafficking: Intersections and Actions

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
8-9:30 a.m. PST
11-12:30 p.m. EST
4-5:30 p.m. (16:00-17:30) GMT
 
The World Bank estimates that the COVID-19 pandemic is pushing between 40 to 60 million people into extreme poverty. As a result, people already living in disadvantaged situations are becoming more vulnerable to being trafficked due to increased poverty, joblessness, weakened social support structures and escalating needs.

Catholic sisters across the globe are leading frontline efforts to address human trafficking, raising awareness and promoting safeguards in high-risk communities, while helping survivors reclaim their dignity and their lives. Join in the conversation about the impact of COVID-19 on human trafficking, how Catholic sisters are adapting and responding, and what actions you can take to support or partner with sisters in your local communities. Register Here.

 

Immigration

You are invited to join the Compassion Beyond Boundaries Webinar on November 18, 2020, at 1 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. CST. 

Compassion Beyond Boundaries: Celebrating 15 years of Walking and Working Together in Hope as "Priests for Justice for Immigrants and Sisters and Brothers of Immigrants" in the Archdiocese of Chicago

In this Webinar, you will learn about the beginnings, accomplishments, and hope for the future for Justice for Immigrants and Sisters and Brothers of Immigrants as they celebrate USCCB's Justice for Immigrants Register Here.

 

Care of the Earth

Did you know? In the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat — there is plastic.

Plastic pollution is a widespread, complex environmental and health emergency that requires global changes in policies, corporate sourcing, innovation and consumer behavior to solve. Grassroots action and restoration technologies are also needed to clean up plastic pollution wherever it is found. Like other environmental scourges, plastic impacts the poor among us most.

EARTHDAY.ORG invites you to the next installment of its Earth Day Live webinar series: Breaking Free from Plastics Dependence on Thursday, November 19th at 10 am U.S. Central time.  RSVP Here.

 

 

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