"Read all about it!” AMSSNDs promote justice in NCR and Brooklyn Tablet
- “We are called to embody the Spirit of Pentecost,” by Kathleen Bonnette
- “World Refugee Day is June 20. Just imagine …,” by Mary Leonora Tucker
- We invite you to read “Climate Change, Human Rights, and SSND Investments,” by Sister Ethel Howley. She writes,
Love Gives Everything specifies that “we educate, advocate, and act in collaboration with others for the dignity of life and the care of all creation.” In keeping with this call for collaboration, I do my corporate responsibility work with members of ICCR www.iccr.org and Investor Advocates for Social Justice (IASJ) www.iasj.org . Our major focus is on the environment, social needs of people, and the governance of the corporations. Please click here to read more.
- Catholic Climate Covenant will be hosting a free webinar entitled, “Breathing in a Time of Crisis,” on Monday, June 29th, from 2-3 (EST). The webinar will explore the connections between racism, a global pandemic, climate change, and the plight of detained immigrants within the context of breathing. Click here to register (all registrants will receive a recording of the webinar).
“I Can’t Breathe”: A reflection and resource for dialogue (In memory of George Floyd)
As School Sisters of Notre Dame and as the Atlantic-Midwest Province, we lament the death of Mr. George Floyd of Minneapolis, who died from inhumane and cruel treatment at the hands of local police. The cries of Mr. Floyd for mercy, and for breath, resound through our hearts, calling us yet again to repent our complicity in the scourge and sin of racism. – Province Statement
In this spirit, we invite you to reflect on our recently-developed resource in memory of George Floyd: “I Can’t Breathe.” The resource laments the tragedy of his death and offers an opportunity to consider how white privilege intersects with the perpetuation of racism and how recognizing this is critical to the work of dismantling racism. Please consider sending your responses to email@example.com with your name. Please consider giving your permission to post your comments on province internet and/or social media to help facilitate conversation and public witness.
Additionally, the JPIC Office has developed a series of resources that highlight the systemic inequalities that have been illuminated by the Covid-19 pandemic. The themes include race, wealth, education, and the environment, and resources are available for both the U.S. and Canada. You can find the resources here.