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September Social Justice Calendar

Mon. Sept. 1st Labor Day “work means dignity, work means taking food home, work means loving!” Pope Francis
Tues. Sept.2nd Social Justice Meeting 6:30 pm Bethlehem Room
Fri. Sept.5th First Friday Fast in Solidarity with Those Living in Poverty
Sun. Sept. 7th First Link’s Walk of Hope 1:30pm Downtown library courtyard
Mon. Sept. 8th Dorothy Day House Nativity serves supper
Sat. Sept. 13th Day of Prayer for all who have died in wars Requested by Pope Francis
Tues. Sept. 16th Sustainability – Local Action, Global Impact Concordia College go to for more information
Wed. Sept. 17th Symposium continues
Thurs. Sept. 18th Friends of Chimbote Gala go to
Sat. Sept. 20th Pax Christi South Dakota conference. Contact Cathy for details
Celebration of Peace interfaith prayer 7:00pm  NDSU Alumni Center
Sun. Sept. 21st Fair Trade Coffee available for purchase after Mass at Nativity
Out of the Darkness Walk
International Peace Day
Campaign Non-Violence Week begins
Fri. Sept. 26th Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
Sat. Sept. 27th Salvation Army Nativity serves lunch Call Cathy at Nativity if you would like to help.

July 2014 Social Justice Calendar

July 2014 Social Justice Calendar

Fri. July 4th First Friday Fast in Solidarity with Those Living in Poverty

Tues. July 8th Churches United Community Picnic & Celebration       4-8pm

Mon. July 14th Dorothy Day House Nativity serves supper
Tues. July 15th Frontline: Separate and Unequal current status of school segregation PPTV/Ch. 13 9pm
Fri. July 18th Birthright Brat Sale Northport Hornbachers 11am – 7pm

Sat. July 19th Birthright Brat Sale continues 11am – 7pm

Tues. July 22nd Frontline: Poor Kids poverty in America seen through the eyes of children

Sat. July 26th Salvation Army Nativity serves lunch Call Cathy at Nativity if you would like to help.

Wed. July 29th  International Day of Friendship

US Bishops Urge Release of Report on CIA Interrogation Practices

Bishop Richard Pates, Chair of the Committee on International Justice and Peace of the USCCB, has again urged for the release of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s report on interrogation practices, including torture, used by the C.I.A. “ Since this report has been several years in the making, I hope now is the time to make it public. Only by acknowledging past practices can the United States move to regain the moral high ground as a protector and promoter of human rights.” Bishop Pates wrote.

In a letter to the Senate Committee on Intelligence, Bishop Pates restated Catholic teaching on torture:
“The Catholic Church has long registered absolute opposition to torture. The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church asserts: “In carrying out investigations, the regulation against the use of torture, even in the case of serious crimes, must be strictly observed: ‘Christ’s disciple refuses every recourse to such methods, which nothing could justify and in which the dignity of man is as much debased in his torturer as in the torturer’s victim’. International juridical instruments concerning human rights correctly indicate a prohibition against torture as a principle which cannot be contravened under any circumstances.”
The complete letter is available at
The National Religious Campaign Against Torture has designated June as Torture Awareness Month.