Justice & Peace

Category: Act Now

“The Letter” Movie Night

With its worldwide premiere on 4 October, 2022, The Letter continues to highlight the power of humanity united in action to stop the ecological crisis. This documentary movie, based on Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si, calls us to reflect on how we can act differently in the face of our ecological crisis. Our Environmental Justice Committee

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Middle Branch Park Cleanup Competition

It’s a family friendly, earth friendly FUNdraiser that brings our community together to steward our public places — all for a great cause.  In the joyful spirit of service and friendly competition, Neighborhood Design Center will host the “Trash Dash,” a team Cleanup Contest on April 1, 2023, where groups

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Global Food Crisis Discussion and Faith in Action

Discussion Instructions: Read the Catholic Relief Service Emergency Update on the Global Food Crisis for 2022, and then consider the questions below. READ THE UPDATE “The increasing interconnectedness of our world calls for a moral response, the virtue of solidarity… A more just world will likely be a more peaceful

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Guns to Gardens

Guns 2 Gardens is a National safe Surrender Network inspired by the work of Raw Tools (raw tools.org). It’s vision is to create a network of congregations across the country that have an ongoing ministry of disarming unwanted guns.  The metal scraps will be forged into garden tools and then donated

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How Does One Person Make Any Difference?

A Conversation about the Importance of Reducing, Composting, and Recycling. by Valerie Doze Reduce, reuse, recycle. How many times have we heard these three seemingly simple words? How many times have we decided to throw everything in the trash, instead? Is it the confusion over which items can be composted

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Call your Senators: Get Climate Done!

A letter from Tiffany Hartung, field director or Interfaith Power & Light Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Joe Manchin reached an agreement on $369 billion in crucial climate investments. The bill, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, is a budget reconciliation bill that requires only a simple majority in

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Join the League of Women Voters!

From Toni Moore-Duggan Please consider joining the League of Women Voters. We are in need of your membership. The League has been a long standing voice for voters rights for many years. I serve as  the Chair of the DEI Committee and Flo has served as past President and is

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Stormwater Gardening Speaker Event – March 28th

Join us virtually on Monday, March 28 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Mary Lewis, the assistant Nursery Manager at Herring Run Nursery, will be presenting information about the work of Blue Water Baltimore and how we can address stormwater issues with native plantings. After covering the basics, we will dive

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3 Things to Watch as Baltimore Considers Affordable Housing Requirements

After months of delay, a pair of bills requiring—and incentivizing developers to build more affordable housing units will be presented before the full Baltimore City Council Tuesday, and could be called for a vote. The bills are part of a package of what’s known as inclusionary housing legislation because they

Advocates Eye Tool to Fight Blight

Baltimore coalition launches effort to campaign for land bank to acquire vacant properties By Giacomo Bologna Iya Kenya MahaliyaDara loves her Northwest Baltimore home, but she’s getting tired of her neighbors. For the past seven years the 48-year-old Baltimore native has lived in a Park Heights rowhome she inherited from

Make Your Voice Heard

Please let President Biden and his administration know you strongly support temporary protective status (TPS) for immigrants from Nicaragua, Nepal, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala by signing this petition from CASA. Since 1990, temporary protected status (TPS) has allowed migrants from countries with unsafe conditions to reside and work legally

BRJA’s 20th Anniversary Event

June 14th @ 7 – 8:30pm BRJA is celebrating 20 years of working towards racial justice! Join us as we explore BRJA’s evolution, including our history, the challenges of doing anti-racism/anti-oppression work in today’s world, and where we hope to be in the next 20 years. Register for the online