Season of Creation – September 1 to October 4

From September 1 to October 4, Christians around the world will be praying and caring for creation. It’s the “Season of Creation” celebrated by Christian churches around the globe.

The Global Catholic Climate Movement offers a Season of Creation website where you can download a toolkit for your church to host a prayer service, search a map to find a prayer service near you, and learn about ways to take action between September 1 to October 4.
Action: The Season of Creation invites you to join the “Big Shift Global” Campaign to ask the World Bank to shift all of its projects away from fossil fuels and to 100 percent renewable energy. Here’s a fact sheet that explains the campaign.

World Refugee Day – June 20

In our world today, 65 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes, and 34,000 additional people are displaced every single day. The need to welcome refugees to the United States has never been greater. Now is the time to take a stand.

A number of refugee resettlement and protection organizations are launching a Stand With Refugees call-in campaign leading up to World Refugee Day on June 20th. During this week, people can call via 1-844-4STAND5 to be connected with your Members of Congress and urge them to welcome refugees. Please visit www.StandWithRefugees.US and call our lawmakers to send a powerful message: We welcome refugees.

Extend TPS for Haitians – Action Alert

Haitians living in the U.S. are at stake. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will decide by May 3 whether or not they intend to renew Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians, which would allow our Haitian sisters and brothers to continue living and working here. TPS protections are given for extreme circumstances such as natural disasters; for Haitians, these protections expire in July 2017. This DHS decision also will set an important precedent, as TPS protections for Salvadoran and Hondurans expire in 2018.

Make Reducing the Risk of Nuclear War a High Priority – Take Action

Urge your members of Congress to cosponsor the Markey-Lieu bill, which would prohibit the president from launching a nuclear first strike without a declaration of war from Congress.    Take Action

President Donald Trump—like every president for decades—has sole authority to launch a US nuclear attack. And no one—literally no one—has the authority to stop such a launch. The saber rattling between the United States and North Korea is a stark reminder of why this is so outrageous and unacceptable.It’s time to change this deeply flawed system.  Urge your member of Congress to limit the president’s power to start a nuclear war. Congress must get more involved, working to reduce nuclear risks and prevent a nuclear catastrophe.   Other resource – Pax Christi   Reality of Nuclear War

Reject Cuts to EPA

Commemorate Earth Day this week by advocating to protect our planet and our health – stand up for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Please Contact your representatives and tell them to reject any cuts to the EPA.https://secure2.edf.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&id=2923&page=UserAction&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=edf_transition_upd_dmt&utm_medium=social-media&utm_id=1489585062&cg=true

 

 

 

Advocate and March to ban nuclear weapons – June 17 in NYC

“An ethics and a law based on the threat of mutual destruction – and possibly the destruction of all mankind – are contradictory to the very spirit of the United Nations.”             Pope Francis

 

Immigration: A Call to Solidarity and Action

Members of Congress return to their State districts for an upcoming break, April 10-21. The next two weeks represent an opportunity to set the tone with our political leaders, and re-frame the immigration issues away from a “national security” concern to one of values and worthwhile investment of tax dollars.  Congress has the “power of the purse” to prevent the Administration’s request for an additional $7.5 billion in fiscal years 2017 and 2018 for immigration enforcement:

  • further border wall construction and surveillance technology,
  • hiring additional border control agents;
  • funds for detention and expedited deportation (including for private prison corporations);

World Water Day – March 22

There is a crisis in our country, and, more critically, in our world. Learn more about this precious resource,   Use this Water Footprint to assess your actual water use.  These extensive resources are provided by the United Nations. Other resources: Watch live from the Vatican – Watershed:from the Vatican 

corporate control of water    Let’s challenge ourselves to think outside the bottle!

“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      

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