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.
While the President may believe that his recent statements on racial violence are appropriate, people of faith, and particularly women religious had statements of their own. Click here to read excerpts from the statements by the LCWR, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Adrian Dominicans and more in the Global Sisters Report.
Ohio-area Sisters and Associates are invited to a symposium entitled: Blessed Are the Peacemakers: Re-Imagining a World of Active Nonviolence. The program is sponsored by the Cleveland Diocesan Social Action Office and will be held Saturday, September 30, 2017, at John Carroll University Dolan Center.
This symposium is inspired by the April 2016 “Non-violence and Just Peace Conference” held at the Vatican to initiate a global conversation in response to the growing violence in our world. The focus of the symposium is on creative solutions to peace building and active non-violence with opportunities for education and dialogue rooted in the Catholic Peace Tradition. This day is for anyone wanting to engage and bring a creative understanding towards Catholic Social Teaching and building peace in our communities and the world. For more information go to the Event Page.
Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017
In the weeks ahead, Senator Rob Portman (OH) will be introducing legislation called the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017. This bill will amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) to help hold those who run sites that facilitate sex trafficking (such as Backpage.com) civilly and criminally accountable for their crimes. Click here for a one-page summary of the bill.
From Interfaith Power and Light
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is trying to delay and rewrite methane pollution standards that protect our children and our planet from dangerous methane pollution. For more information, click here. ACT NOW: Tell EPA Administrator Pruitt that weakening the methane pollution standard is unacceptable.
From World Beyond War
Sign the Declaration of Peace which states “I understand that wars and militarism make us less safe rather than protect us, that they kill, injure and traumatize adults, children and infants, severely damage the natural environment, erode civil liberties, and drain our economies, siphoning resources from life-affirming activities. I commit to engage in and support nonviolent efforts to end all war and preparations for war and to create a sustainable and just peace.”
From Catholic Climate Movement
Pope Francis just endorsed the Laudato Si Pledge! Have you signed the pledge yet to commit to pray for and with creation, live more simply, and advocate to protect our common home? Click here to sign the pledge.
From USCCB Justice for Immigration
Call on your Senators to support DACA and DREAMERS by sending this letter.
The U.S. Department of State has released the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report, which provides an updated, global look at the nature and scope of human trafficking and the broad range of government actions to confront and eliminate it.