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Sign the U.S. Catholic Climate Petition
Cop 26 is underway and the pursuit of ecological justice is more important than ever. Add your name to Catholic Climate Covenant's Catholic Appeal for Climate Action by November 15 to send a message to U.S. leaders that protection of our common home and future is of utmost urgency.
Support Truth & Healing on Indigenous Boarding School History
An estimated 100,000 children attended residential boarding schools—many of which were run by Catholic religious orders, including the Jesuits. The Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act would establish the first formal investigation of Indigenous boarding schools in the U.S. through the creation of a Federal Truth and Healing Commission. Please join JVC Northwest and the Jesuits West Province and ask your members of Congress to support this long-overdue effort. Compose your message here.
Tell President Biden that Asylum Seekers Cannot "Remain in Mexico"
In response to a recent court order, the Biden Administration is poised to reinstate the harmful “Remain in Mexico” policy as early as next month. Send a message to President Biden and Vice President Harris today, urging them to do everything in their power to oppose this court order and to protect asylum for all.
The US Jesuit provincialscommitted in Augustto examining our US Jesuit history of running boarding schools for Native students. As a first step in implementing that commitment, a one-year contract position for a researcher, based in St Louis, has been made available here.
What's broadening your horizons and stretching your perspective?
What's keeping you engaged? Send suggestions for JVC Northwest Recommends (books, podcasts, movies, etc.) to email@example.com a chance to befeatured in the next JVC Northwest Recommends.
This month's recommendations come from Cozy Conversations, a gathering the Anchorage JVs host with local FJVs and friends to share and discuss important topics and resources.
"Doin' The Work: Frontline Stories of Social Change"
We acknowledge and honor the Clackamas People as the traditional inhabitants of the land upon which our office resides and this newsletter is published. We pay respect to Elders both past and present. We are committed to deepening our knowledge and perspectives of this land's history as the first step toward a future of justice and understanding. To learn more about the history of where you live, visit Native-Land.ca.