Catholics for Peace and Justice
Our Mission - “And the fruit of justice is sown in peace for those who cultivate peace.” James 3:18.  Responding to our baptismal call, Catholics for Peace and Justice strives to nurture faith in action for peace and justice for all people through prayer, education, and social action. Our belief and actions are grounded in Sacred Scripture and the tradition of Catholic Social Teaching. The goal of CPJ is to support the Church’s “consistent ethic of life,” which sees war, poverty and human rights abuses, as well as abortion, as part of the “culture of death” often condemned  by Saint Pope John Paul II.

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Hello, Neighbor

Register Now for a virtual workshop on Immigration Law, courtesy of the Catholics for Peace and Justice Education Committee. Learn from expert immigration lawyers about the current law, the need for changes based on Catholic Social Teaching, and how you can help. Joseph M. Rivas and Edward Fallone presenting.







Catholic Immigration Coalition of SE WI

Join the Catholic Coalition for Migrants and Refugees, a group in southeastern Wisconsin dedicated to ending the demonization of migrants and standing up for humane immigration policies. Email justdir@usprovince.org to get on our mailing list and find out how you can get involved. 




Catholic Coalition for Migrants and Refugees Trip
In October, a group of 14 people from the Catholic Coalition for Migrants and Refugees traveled to the U.S./Mexican border to learn firsthand about the conditions of the migrants and asylum seekers. They participated in a five day immersion program. Now, after a few months, they have sorted through their feelings, and put together a very brief video about the experience. Watch the video here.



The Waukesha County Creation Care Network is an outreach program of the Waukesha County Green Team, designed to connect faith communities working on care for our greater home – Earth. Anyone who wishes to be part of a faith-based network of people engaged in caring for creation is welcome to join us! Learn More at www.WCCCN.org.


REFLECT

 

Come, Holy Spirit of Truth.

    Give us the courage to speak uncomfortable truths,

        to face painful truths,

        to accomplish difficult truths,

        to dare powerful truths,

        to seek healing truths.


Come, Spirit of Truth.

    Breathe within us and inspire us to speak

        words of wisdom and challenge,

        words of lament and sorrow,

        words of resolve and renewal,

        words of justice and accountability,

        words of welcome and inclusion,

        words of healing and peace.


Come, Spirit of Truth, and set us free.

    Come, Holy Spirit.

    Fill the hearts of your faithful.

    Enkindle within us the fire of your love.

    Send forth your Spirit,                                                                                   

    And we shall be re-created.

    And you will renew the face of the earth.


Let the Church say, “Amen.”


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Advocating for Peace, Justice, Human Dignity and the Empowerment of Others
Join with others in our community advocating for the poor and disenfranchised. Advocacy works when we work together. 










WISDOM launches “Unlock the Vote” Campaign



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Share your gift of the English Language
Become a tutor to help adult refugees from Myanmar [Burma] learn English and prepare for Citizenship. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Deborah Lindberg: deborah.lindberg@att.net