ADVOCACY EFFORTS

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“Education and upbringing, concern for others, a well-integrated view of life and spiritual growth: all these are essential for quality human relationships and for enabling society itself to react against injustices, aberrations and abuses of economic, technological, political and media power.”

— Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti, 167

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As the JPIC continues to serve God by nurturing connections in the areas of Social Justice, Peace & Nonviolence, and Care of Creation, we encourage you to join with us and take action. Our Advocacy page is updated regularly with information and links for causes in these areas of global justice. In addition, sign-up for the Wheaton Franciscan Weekly Newsletter to receive JPIC Advocacy updates and more. 

August 17th, 2022|Advocacy|

Dear Sisters, Covenant Members and Friends,

Nearly two years after his appointment, the United States Postal Service continues to languish under Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s failing leadership. After his appointment by former President Trump, Mr. DeJoy, who favors privatizing the entire postal service, removed many automated sorting machines from many post offices, thus slowing down postal service. Many of these machines were later dismantled, making replacing them […]

July 6th, 2022|Advocacy|

The Supreme Court just announced a shocking decision that attacks the EPA, undermines the bipartisan Clean Air Act, and sets a dangerous precedent that could severely inhibit the federal government’s ability to act in the public interest.

The Clean Air Act really matters. It has allowed the EPA to prevent mass pollution and provided an important tool to protect Black, Brown, Indigenous, and frontline communities that bear the worst impacts of pollution […]

June 10th, 2022|Advocacy|

 

 

 

 

Uvalde: AR-15
Buffalo: AR-15
Boulder: AR-15
Orlando: AR-15
Parkland: AR-15
Las Vegas: AR-15
Aurora: AR-15
Sandy Hook: AR-15
Waffle House: AR-15
San Bernardino: AR-15
Odessa: AR-15
Poway Synagogue: AR-15
Sutherland Springs: AR-15
Tree of Life Synagogue: AR-15

In each of these deadly massacres the AR-15 was purchased legally and, in the case of the last two massacres, by someone not even old enough to legally drink.

The assault weapons ban worked.

In 1994, under President Clinton, Congress passed a ban on assault rifles and shootings dropped by 43%. After Republicans let the ban expire in […]

May 24th, 2022|Advocacy|

Wheaton Franciscan Sr. Sheila Kinsey, FCJM Joins World Religious Leaders Traveling in Emergency Just Peace Mission to Pray in Kyiv (24-25 May 2022)

WARSAW, POLAND– A high-level delegation of religious leaders will travel to Kyiv in an emergency intervention seeking to contribute to ending aggression against Ukraine, the bombing of Ukrainian cities, and to pray for a just peace. The leaders will meet in Warsaw, Poland, and travel 14-hours by bus to Kyiv, Ukraine, on May 24 and return to Warsaw on May 26.

In March, Mayor Vitali Klitschko of Kyiv, […]

February 21st, 2022|Advocacy|

Sign on Letter from faith leaders calling for release of Leonard Peltier

I write today with an urgent request, hoping you will sign a letter from spiritual/faith leaders, calling for the release of Leonard Peltier, who has been wrongfully imprisoned for nearly five decades. In 1977, Leonard was found guilty of two murders he did not commit and sentenced to two consecutive life sentences. Even before contracting COVID-19 in prison, Leonard called his daily life hell: “I’m in hell, and there is no way to deal with it but […]

February 17th, 2022|Advocacy|

Remington Settlement with Sandy Hook Families

On February 15 the Sandy Hook families won a $73 million settlement with Remington, the manufacturer of the assault rifle that took the lives 20 children and 6 adults, in a wrongful death lawsuit.  This is an important first step in the attempts by the Sandy Hook families to be sure that such shootings will not continue to occur.  The Newtown Action Alliance urges all people who support getting assault […]

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