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Reflections on the Fast and Vigil to Abolish
the Death Penalty - Five Years Later
MSJC is co-sponsoring the Fast and Vigil to End
the Death Penalty on June 29-July 2. Bro. Jerry Sullivan, who
joined the fasters several years ago, shares some personal reflections
on the experience:
I wrote an article in 2009 about my experience of the 16th
Annual Fast and Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty in front
of the Supreme Court in Washington DC. I wrote about how tough
it was in the heat and glare of the sun. But I also wrote about
the shared mission of folks, young and old, those who lost loved
ones, those exonerated of crimes they didn't commit, those with
relatives in prison for murder. It was a healing experience
because of the grace of forgiveness that was evident. There
was a sense of community. (Read
an Advocate for Justice
Sign the Petition to Reduce Methane Pollution
Methane pollution is a major contributor to climate
change. Its impact on the climate is 80 times greater than
carbon pollution over a 20-year time frame, so it is critical
that we take steps now. Sign
this petition to President Obama urging him to take action to reduce methane pollution.
Slaves No More - Join the Movement to End Human Trafficking
Resolve to fight human trafficking in 2015 by making
a personal commitment to take action against trafficking.
of Catholic Organizations Against Human Trafficking
has developed several "New
Years' Resolutions Against Human Trafficking,"
a list of actions related to trafficking for individuals to
commit to as 2015 New Years' resolutions. Please consider
what you can do.
Oppose the Use of Family Detention for Immigrants
Many young mothers and their children who are fleeing
violence in Central America are being put into detention facilities
in Texas and New Mexico. These often traumatized families
need be in a supportive environment, not a jail. Send
an email to President Obama asking him to provide community-based
alternatives to detention.
Write a Letter to Child Refugees from Central America
Together, as Americans who believe all children should
be treated with care and compassion, we can send
a message to refugee children: you
are not alone, you are not forgotten, your life matters.
Sign the Social Protection PetitionPlease join an important NGO-led effort known as Social Protection for All. It refers to a set of policies and programs that are designed to provide social security on a broad basis throughout the world. The four basic guarantees are: access to essential health care for all; income security for children; assistance for unemployed, underemployed and people living in poverty; and income security for the elderly and disabled. Sign the Social Protection Petition
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