Sign on Letter from faith leaders calling for release of Leonard PeltierI 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 to take it as long as you can. I cling to the belief that [...]
Remington Settlement with Sandy Hook FamiliesOn 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 weapons off our streets to read and consider signing the petition.Learn More & Sign the Petition
The Global Housing Crisis: Too Long Ignored by Too ManyA Message from the LCWR:We are pleased to share the Fall 2021 LCWR Resolutions to Action, “The Global Housing Crisis: Too Long Ignored by Too Many,” written by Jean Quinn, DW, executive director of UNANIMA. We are grateful to Jean for her examination of this intractable global crisis. Please feel free to share this with your members and associates and anyone else who may find this reflection helpful. Click the button below to read the reflection and learn how to take action.Read the Article
Statement: National Black Sisters' Conference on USCCB head Gómez' speech against social justice movementsA comment from Sr. Bea Hernandez, JPIC Coordinator:This is a response from the National Black Sisters’ Conference to the USCCB President Archbishop Gomez’ recent speech against social justice movements. I think that their letter is a thoughtful and challenging one that we all need to be aware of. Let us all stand in solidarity with those that are too often relegated to the margins of society and take action to change the persistent systemic injustices that tear at the fabric of society.Read the Statement [...]
Faith Leader Letter Regarding a White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, Hunger, and Health“Hunger is a political condition. We have the food, resources, knowledge, infrastructure; we have everything to end it but we haven’t had the political will,” Rep. Jim McGovern, U.S. House of Representatives.On October 26, 2021, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Mike Braun (R-IN) and U.S. Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA) and Jackie Walorski (R-IN) introduced S. 3064/ H.R. 5724 - a bipartisan, bicameral bill that would convene a second national White House conference on food, nutrition, hunger, and health. The first such conference occurred just over 50 years ago, culminating [...]
Support the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School PoliciesLast week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA), Rep. Sharice Davids (KS-3), and Rep. Tom Cole (OK-4) reintroduced a bill to create a Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States. It is way past time that the United States and the faith community acknowledge the historic trauma of the Indian boarding school era. Now is the time for us to raise our voices and work with tribal nations to get this legislation passed into law.In the 19th and early 20th centuries, Christian churches collaborated with the [...]
Sign the Petition to Walmart to Protect Seafarers“The $14 trillion shipping industry, responsible for 90% of world trade, has left in its wake what appears to be a record number of cargo-ship castaways. Abandonment cases are counted when shipowners fail to pay crews two or more months in wages or don’t cover the cost to send crew members home, according to the International Maritime Organization, a United Nations agency.” The link below is for you to consider signing a petition sponsored by LCWR and the Coalition of Catholic Organizations Against Human Trafficking (CCOAHT)’s petition urging Walmart, one of the world’s largest retailers, to acknowledge [...]
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