Update from the Justice, Peace and Care for Creation, October 27, 2022

Update from the Justice, Peace and Care for Creation, October 27, 2022


Between now and election day, I invite you to join me in prayer for voting rights, election integrity, and peaceful election results. There is much concern for our democracy at the moment. Please join in prayer for the system to hold true once again. The Social Justice Resource Center has voting rights prayers. Xavier University has prayers for election day. The USCCB has a novena for Faithful Citizenship.

Advocacy and Action

The Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns is asking for your voice. You are invited to sign this letter to President Biden to let him know of your concern regarding the use of nuclear weapons. With the recent threats by Russia, it is imperative we do what we can diplomatically to de-escalate the nuclear threat.

If you haven’t already, Church World Service continues to ask for your voice on behalf of
DACA receipts. If Congress codifies DACA, it is out of the hands of the much-divided
judicial system. You can send your letters here. You can personalize your message if
desired. Last week, an open letter was sent to Congress from several major corporations
asking for DACA to be made law. These corporations emphasized the detrimental effects
removing DACA protections would have on their business. Now is the time to push our
congressional officials to act.

For those of you located in Ohio, can you send an email to Governor Mike Dewine in
regards to death row inmate Kevin Keith? There is much evidence that Mr. Keith is
innocent of this crime. You can send the message through Action Network.
There are also renewed movements to eliminate the death penalty on a federal level. You
can find details and a sign-on letter here. Please lend your voice.


This Friday, October 28, Trinity Washington University will live stream its 125th Anniversary
symposium on Environmental Justice. The keynote address will be from a keynote
address by Yale Professor Mary Evelyn Tucker ’71, and Dr. John Grim, co-founders of the
Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology. You can find details and the link to the live stream at
Trinity Washington University's website.

The Charity Earth Network invites you to their program:
Called by God to Work on a Masterpiece: Conversations on Climate Across Divides
on November 9, 1:00-2:30 (ET) Please see the attached flyer for details.