Peace & Justice Weekly Updates

Join Dominican Sisters of Peace as we strive to bring PEACE and justice to our world in this post-truth era. Each week, our Justice Promoter will share important information (including action alerts, prayer opportunities and much more) that will help you to spread peace in your own local community and our world at large.


 

March 28, 2017

Catholic Climate Covenant – Educational Program

Access free educational programs from Catholic Climate Covenant for parishes, schools, and congregations to celebrate Earth Day on April 22.


First 100 Days Calendar

The Congregation of St. Joseph is offering the 1st 100 Days Calendar. Click here for April 1- 15.


Action Alert from the Sierra Club

The Trump administration recently approved the presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. Sign a petition urging the Nebraska Public Service Commission to block the Keystone XL pipeline once and for all.


From the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)

Thanks to your emails, calls, visits and actions the House failed to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and millions of Americans will continue to receive health care. If your Representative pledged to vote no: Thank her/him and tell your Representative you support upholding the gains the ACA has made for coverage and care. Find their local office number here, or call the Congressional Switchboard: (202) 224-3121.

Sample Script:
My name is __________I’m a (Catholic sister and/or constituent). I view access to health care as a moral issue. I had serious concerns about the impact the AHCA would have had on access to health care, particularly for the most vulnerable. The bill would have made insurance unaffordable for many Americans struggling to make ends meet, and many would have lost coverage. I believe that the AHCA was not the faithful way forward, and I am grateful that Representative ____ showed the courage to oppose it. Thanks you for listening to the concerns of so many in your district.

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March 21, 2017

10 Commandments of Affordable Healthcare

NETWORK has created the Ten Commandments of Affordable Healthcare – see the commandments!


Justice Conference

Peace & Justice Promoter Kelly Litt recently participated in the Justice Conference of Women Religious March 5-7 in Chicago. Learn more about what was presented at the conference in an article from Global Sisters Report.


CHA Opposes American Health Care Act

Catholic Health Association (CHA) opposes the American Health Care Act and has alerted the ministry about the legislation’s harmful cuts to Medicaid and other changes in the insurance market that will make coverage unaffordable for vulnerable populations. If you haven’t already contacted your senators and representatives, a sample letter to Congress and background materials is still available on e-Advocacy.

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March 14, 2017

Join the Peacemaker Corps

Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) is currently accepting applications for its Peacemaker Corps. Do you know someone who may be interested in building partnerships to transform violence and oppression? Learn more…


Action Alert – Oppose Federally Mandated Concealed Carry

Find your US Senators along with their contact information.

Call and urge them to oppose Federally Mandated Concealed Carry (S446). This bill would force our state to recognize permits on who can carry hidden, loaded guns from all 50 states, without regard to local gun laws. This is a serious overreach and encroachment on states’ rights and backed up by the corporate gun lobby, who consistently seek profits of gun manufacturers over the lives of Americans.

Here is a sample call script: “Hi, I’m a constituent urging the Senator to oppose S446, the Federally Mandated Concealed Carry bill. This bill is an unacceptable proposal backed by the corporate gun lobby and would threaten our state’s ability to make our own laws about who can carry hidden, loaded handguns in public. My name is _______ and my hometown is _______.”


From Interfaith Power and Light

Click here to oppose the proposal by Enbridge to increase the volume of tar sands oil coming into the US via the Alberta Clipper Pipeline.

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