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      

In Solidarity with our Muslim Neighbors, Immigrants and Refugees

The Collaborative Center for Justice (sponsored by the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambéry, Congregation de Notre Dame, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Northeast Community, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur of the United States East – West Province) stands in solidarity with our Muslim neighbors, all immigrants and refugees.

Please Support the BRIDGE Act and Protect DACA Youth

The BRIDGE (Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy) Act, S.128/H.R. 496, was recently introduced in Congress as a bipartisan effort to sustain the temporary relief from deportation and employment eligibility offered to youth through the Department of Homeland Security’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Under the BRIDGE Act, young people who came to the United States as children would maintain their eligibility to work and live in the U.S. without the fear of deportation and family separation so long as they meet certain requirements, such as showing a commitment to education or honorable service in our military and having no history of serious crime.

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.

January 9th National Interfaith Call-In-Day to Protect Healthcare for Vulnerable People

The majority in the new Congress has made repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, one of its top priorities. In fact, congressional Republicans have taken the first step toward rushing through a repeal of the ACA in a budget resolution without proposing a replacement.

Please join the National Interfaith Call-In Day on Monday, Jan. 9, to protect healthcare for vulnerable people by calling 1-888-897-9753. (This is not a toll-free number but allows our partners at NETWORK to track the number of calls received at each office.) Call twice to be connected to both your senators, and tell them to vote NO on Senate Concurrent Resolution 3.

Catholic Church’s World Day of Peace – January 1, 2017

peace-on-earth-detailPope Francis has chosen “Nonviolence: A style of Politics for Peace” as the theme for the 50th World Day of Peace, commemorated each year on January 1st . This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Catholic Church’s World Day of Peace. Inspired by both St. Pope John XXIII’s encyclical Pacem in terris and his own encyclical Populorum progressio, Pope Paul VI introduced the commemoration of the World Day of Peace in 1967; it is now celebrated every year on the first day of January.

Visit Catholic Nonviolence Initiative website to find resources to learn more about and celebrate the World Day of Peace on January 1 and beyond.

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