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Welcome to the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative

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Justice Happenings

Information about gatherings, programs, resources and activities that help promote social justice.

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Advancing Justice - What are Marianist Lay Communities Doing? A brief overview of what some MLC's are doing to promote social justice.
· Catholic Social Teaching and the Minimum Wage Click here to read a helpful resource that provides a Catholic perspective on the issue.
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12 Steps to Help Your Parish Reduce its Carbon Footprint Use this helpful list from GreenFaith showing how congregations can conserve energy.
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We the Taxpayers – An Interfaith Conversation weaves together spiritual reflection with short videos focused on our values and Federal revenues.
· Marianist Family - Call to Action for Immigration Reform - Take the Pledge.

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  Social Justice Quiz - “How much do you know about inequality in the US?
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Awakening the Dreamer  - Let's Save the Earth Together
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Catholic Social Teaching on Poverty, Option for the Poor, and the Common Good  - explains why Catholic teaching calls us to develop public policies that protect those in poverty.
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How Many Slaves Work for You? Click here to find out.
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How Big is Your Ecological Footprint? Click here to find out. 

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Adele Social Justice Project Community Starters

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Things Marianist:  How We "Do" Social Justice.
    To view an image of the front cover:  Click here.
    To order copies of this six-page pamphlet: Click here.
Resource for Community Reflection/Discussion: 
    How Marianists do Social Justice Click here.
Social Justice the Marianist Way: 
    for use with High School Students Click here.

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Want to find a film with a social justice theme? Click here for some suggestions.

Justice Reflections   

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 more…)

Be 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. The Coalition 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 Fleeing Violence

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 Petition

Please 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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Marianist Groups – Programs for YOU
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Social Justice…on the Light Side
To 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.

Visit the websites of our sponsoring groups:
  • Society of Mary
  • Marianist Lay Network
  • Marianist Sisters

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