“Water: What’s Behind the Tap?” Conference on April 1

      April 1, 2017      9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.

“Water: What’s Behind the Tap?”     

Our usage, waste, privatization, conservation and preservation of clean water.

Where : University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford   The Crystal Room, Mercy Hall

Panelist: Jen Siskind  – Food and Water Watch

Anne Hulick – Clean Water

Margaret Miner – River Alliance

Co-sponsored by: Collaborative Center for Justice and the Office of Community Engagement at the University of Saint Joseph     Conference is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.  Please register if you plan to attend: call 860-692-3066   or advocacy@ccfj.org      

Women’s March – January 21, 2017


Sister Marches are solidarity events inspired by the Women’s March on Washington, If you can’t make it to Washington, D.C. on January 21, join the March in Hartford, CT   or in other states.

Women’s March – Hartford CT

Sister March in Solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington  

Start: January 21, 2017• 1:00 PM

Hartford State Capitol

North Steps• 210 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106

Let us join in solidarity with others in Hartford on January 21 at 1:00p.m.

Climate Change, Nonviolence, Peace

Dove                                                                           climate change

September is a busy month. There are several important events taking place.

You are encouraged to take part in these events and encourage others to participate.

For more Information:
People’s Climate March  on September 21
UN International Day of Peace on September 21   Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center, Washington prayer service
Campaign Nonviolence between September 21-31
Catholic Climate Covenant Creating a Climate for Solidarity




“The Nonviolent Life” with John Dear

John Dear  

An Evening Reflection & Book Signing

Friday, April 11, 2014

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

St. Bridget Catholic School ,Auditorium

80 Main Street, Manchester, CT

Event is free and open to public  (a free will offering accepted)

More info: contact John Ryan, 860-716-3914 or email to jryan@saintbridget.com

John Dear’s new book: The Nonviolent Life” will be available for sale and signing.    John Dear is an internationally known voice for peace and nonviolence. He is a popular speaker, peacemaker, organizer, lecturer, retreat leader and the author/editor of 30 books. He has organized and participated in nonviolent campaigns for over three decades; been arrested some 75 times in acts of civil disobedience against war and injustice.

Christmas and New Year Blessings


May you know:

The Spirit of Christmas which is Peace.

The Joy of Christmas which is Hope.

The Heart of Christmas which is Love.

May each of these blessings be yours this Christmas and throughout the New Year!

Merry Christmas and a very happy and healthy New Year!

The Staff and Board of the Collaborative Center for Justice



Follow “Nuns on the Bus” Coast to Coast


NETWORK’s Nuns on the Bus are back on the road driving for faith, family, and citizenship — traveling across the United States — 6,500 miles over 15 states — 53 events in 40 cities — standing with immigrants, faith-filled activists, and Catholic Sisters who serve immigrant communities.
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Nuns on the Bus – New Haven, CT May 28th


NETWORK’S Nuns on the Bus will travel across the US this May and June to focus on Immigration Reform.

The Bus will be leaving from St. Rose’s Church,115 Blatchley Avenue, in New Haven, CT  on Tuesday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m.

Let’s have a good representation of Sisters, Associates and Friends present to participate in this Blessing and Sending Forth Ceremony on the May 28th!       

Full schedule of the Bus Route  

 Our message is clear: We need commonsense immigration policies that reflect our values, not our fears. Congress must act now!


March for Immigrant Rights – April 10

On April 10th thousands are taking to the streets across the U.S. to protest record deportations and to advocate for just and humane immigration reform. 

March to the Capitol in Hartford

Wednesday April 10 at 3:30p.m.

Meet: Old State House – 800 Main Street, Hartford

March to the State Capitol on 210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford

Please Join us on April 10th

  • Fair, fast, and affordable path to citizenship
  • Stop all raids and deportations!
  • Stop tearing families apart

For more information: Adrean adrean@ctneweconomy.org


Reflections on Gun Violence Forum

        Reflections on Gun Violence  ♦ All are welcome

Manchester Community College, Auditorium, SBM Charitable Foundation Building 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Forum panel members are:

Dr. Richard Kisiel:  Superintendent of Manchester Public Schools

Police Chief Marc Montminy: Town of Manchester

Sister Linda Pepe, CSJ: Collaborative Center for Justice

Representative Jason Rojas:  Connecticut 9th District

Sponsored by: St. Bridget Church, New Wineskins Community and Manchester Community College.

For more information, contact John Ryan at 860-2403 x14

Event “End the Culture of Violence”

Save the Date:  March 14, 2013 

“End the Culture of Violence”

Keynote Speaker, Marian Wright Edelman,

Founder and President of the Children’s Defense Fund

Lincoln Theater, University of Hartford – March 14 at 7:00p.m.

Admission is free but reservations are required.

RSVP to Lincoln Theater Box Office -860-768-4454





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