Justice & Peace

Category: Advocacy

Awaking from a 35 Year Nightmare

By Patrick Govan Imagine having a nightmare that felt like it would never end, but upon awakening, you realized it only lasted with the passing of the night. Nevertheless, in that moment it felt like a lifetime had gone by. I awakened from my nightmare on February 28, 2023. That

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Racial Justice Trivia Night

Tuesday June, 13th @ 7pm Join Baltimore Racial Justice Action as they debunk the historical lies we’ve been taught and learn the truths that are often omitted from our history books. Questions intersect race and other areas ranging from gender, capitalism, colonzation, ableism, citizenship, etc. If you know a lot

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Most economists would have us believe that the free market is the best form of social organization. Each individual is the best judge of his or her own needs and should be free to negotiate every economic transaction with minimal public regulation or interference. People are rational and knowledgeable; they

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Tree Pruning Project

On a cold and windy Saturday on January 21, 2023, a few members of the Environmental Justice Committee worked with volunteer Phyllis Fung, a certified Tree Keeper and Board member of Blue Water Baltimore, to prune five street trees parallel to the church along Madison Street. The pruning is one

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How’s the Water, Hon? Speaker Event

The Environmental Justice Committee invites you to a presentation to learn about the water that arrives at your house and leaves your house, and what you can do to mitigate contamination of our waterways and damage to our pipes”. John Marra, Ecoliteracy & Restoration Specialist from Blue Water Baltimore will

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Thursday, January 19 | 3-4:15PM ET/12PM-1:15PM PTPresenter:Chris Kellerman, S.J.Author of All Oppression Shall Cease: A History of Slavery, Abolitionism, and the Catholic Church Description: Is it really true that people “didn’t know slavery was wrong back then?” Did the Church teach against slaveholding? In this presentation, Fr. Chris Kellerman, S.J., will explain the basics

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Bunting Peace and Justice Speaker Series

“Anti-Fascism & Movement Repression: Exploring Social Movements and Policing”Dr. Michael Loadenthal Thursday, Dec. 1, 20224:30 pm reception, 5 pm lecture4th Floor Program Room Dr. Loadenthal is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Cincinnati. He serves as the Executive Director of the Peace and Justice Association at Georgetown University, which

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Bunting Peace and Justice Speaker Series

“Nonviolent Resistance in Palestine”Dr. Marwan Darweish Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022 – 6 pm4th Floor Program Room, Andrew White Student Center Marwan Darweish is Associate Professor at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University in the UK. Dr. Darweish’s current research focuses on cultural heritage peace processes,

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An Urgent Threat to Native Families at the Supreme Court

The United States government has a long history of attempting to eradicate tribes through the forced removal and assimilation of Native children. This heinous tactic has been wielded against tribal nations and Native children repeatedly since European settlers arrived – and it is happening again now. In just 30 days,

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2022 International Peace Day

2022 Theme: End racism. Build peace. Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. But achieving true peace

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Take Action by March 22 to Prevent Cuts to Refugee Assistance

Congress faces a March 22nd deadline to pass critical funding bills to avert a government shutdown. These funding bills include lifesaving assistance to meet the humanitarian needs of those arriving at our borders and millions of displaced persons overseas. Due to continued inaction by Congress, many essential U.S. humanitarian programs—both foreign and domestic—remain in limbo.

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