Peace and Justice Update 8.26.2020

An Invitation from Catholic Mobilizing Network

CMN invites you for a series of two Virtual Prayer Vigils next week, as we lament the latest round of executions in the federal government’s campaign to ramp up the practice of capital punishment. Lezmond Mitchell is set to be executed on August 26, followed by Keith Dwayne Nelson on August 28.

Together we will hold in prayer the victims (Alyce Slim, Tiffany Lee, and Pamela Butler), their loved ones, and all those who will be impacted by these acts of state-sanctioned violence. Find more information below:

Virtual Prayer Vigil for Lezmond Mitchell with Bishop James S. Wall of Gallup, New Mexico
Wednesday, August 26  |  2-3 pm EDT

Virtual Prayer Vigil for Keith Dwayne Nelson
Friday, August 28  |  2-3 pm EDT

NYT Book Review – White Too Long

This thought-provoking book by Robert P. Jones presents a stark choice: Hold onto white Christianity or hold onto Jesus. Read the review here. 

Civic Engagement Resources: Prepare now to vote

  • Confirm your voter registration status here
  • Find your state’s registration deadlines and voting resources
  • League of Women Voters has information on how to protect the 2020 election
  • Intercommunity of Social Justice Summer newsletter, “A Matter of Spirit,” provides resources that discuss the democratic process, the spread of misinformation, voter suppression, and respectful dialogue to promote unity
  • Interfaith Power and Light’s Democracy and Values & the 2020 Election Reflection Guide
  • Read Stacy Abrams Sojourners’ article on voting: “We’ve Got To Talk About Power: How to outsmart the deliberate barriers placed in voters’ way”
  • Read about the foundational principles of Catholic Social Teaching

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