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Welcome to the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative

 

Here's What's New  

 

 

Justice Happenings

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

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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   

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. Please 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 here .


Protect the Dignity & Rights of Immigrants

Urge 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 Workers

Urge Congress to create a more inclusive economy by extending unemployment insurance. Email your rep and senator todayl


Charter for Compassion - Sign It and Support It

The 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
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for social justice programs from MSJC for Marianist communities and groups.

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

    Justice Resource Library
    Click here to read articles and reports on social justice.

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