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Ash Wednesday Reflections - Chuck & Pam Orlowicz
Chuck and Pam are members of the MSJC Racial and Immigrant Justice Team. Their reflections stem from a Pilgrimage for Human Rights that many of the team members participated in on Ash Wednesday.
Pam writes:There are times when I do something but I'm really not sure if it makes any difference. That thought crossed my mind this past Ash Wednesday. Here I was with maybe 50 other people standing in a dark street in Elizabeth, New Jersey. It was very cold. Before us was the Elizabeth Detention Center, a jail housing immigrants threatened with deportation. (Read more of Pam's and Chuck's reflections…)
Be an Advocate for Justice
Push GAP to Keep Cleaning Up Sweatshops in Bangladesh
GAP appears seriously committed to cleaning up the
Next Collections factory in Bangladesh and improving worker
rights conditions for their 3400 mostly young women workers.
write to Gap now. Let's keep the improvements
moving forward and help 21 illegally fired workers win their
legal rights! More information about the developments is available
Protect the Dignity & Rights of ImmigrantsUrge President Obama to make deportation practices more humane by making the following changes:
· End all night-time deportations; · End family separation during the deportation process; · Do not deport individuals to particularly dangerous locations; · Return all belongings prior to deportation; · Provide prior notification to Mexican authorities of people with special needs; · Provide opportunities for border NGO input.
Send an email to the Department of Homeland Security and the White House today You can also read more about these recommendations.
Stand in Support of Struggling WorkersUrge Congress to create a more inclusive economy by extending unemployment insurance. Email your rep and senator todayl
Charter for Compassion - Sign It and Support ItThe Charter for Compassion is an effort to restore compassionate thinking and action to the center of religious, moral and political life. Compassion is the principled determination to put ourselves in the shoes of the other (the Golden Rule), and lies at the heart of all religious and ethical systems. Add your name to affirm the Charter.
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Marianist Groups – Programs for YOU Click here for social justice programs from MSJC for Marianist communities and groups.
Social Justice…on the Light SideTo keep from taking ourselves too seriously, click here for some humorous relief. It will make you smile!
Praying for Social Justice Sometimes the most important thing we can do, maybe the only thing, is to take our concerns to God. Click here to get some prayer ideas.
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