Justice Action Bulletin: Church cages a mirror for #EveryFamilyIsHoly

Editor’s note:Invite to NCR’s Justice Action Bulletin, where every Tuesday we bring you the most recent news on active nonviolence in the service of peace and justice. Do you have news you wish to share? Contact Maria Benevento at mbenevento@ncronline.org!.?.!.INDIANAPOLIS– An Episcopal church that made headings when it objected U.S. immigration policies by embellishing its yard with fenced-in statues of the Holy Household has left the cage standing however replaced Mary, Joseph and Jesus with a mirror identified #EveryFamilyIsHoly, CNN reported July 27. The Rev. Stephen Carlsen, dean and rector of Christ Church Cathedral, stated the group of Episcopal priests that

put up the display screen wanted to help visitors think of how it would feel to be in the location of apprehended and separated migrant families.DES MOINES, Iowa– One year after 2 Des Moines Catholic Employees, Jessica Reznicek and Ruby Montoya, revealed July 24, 2017, that they had deliberately triggered millions of dollars of damage to the Dakota Access Pipeline, federal district attorneys have submitted no charges against them, the Des Moines Register noted July 23. The two women were jailed, but soon released, for vandalizing an Iowa Utilities Board sign right after they made their statement, and their Catholic Worker home was robbed by FBI representatives searching for evidence versus them Aug. 11, 2017. Both have actually entered into hiding.Des Moines Catholic Employee Frank Cordaro and anti-pipeline activist Ed Fallon theorized that no charges have been filed because the energy business does not desire a trial, while Chad Carter, vice president of Running Engineers, Regional 234, the union which represents a few of the pipeline workers, recommended authorities might lack proof or suspect the women were taking credit for acts they didn’t commit.SYRACUSE, NY– A national Catholic Worker gathering held in Syracuse, New York City, to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the founding of the movement ended in an anti-drone demonstration at Hancock Field Air National Guard base, during which five protesters were apprehended, July 29.

A video of the occasion programs protesters holding indications with messages including “Ground the Drones,””Let Agapé, the command of Jesus disarm all of us, “”Every Drone Flown A Theft From Those Who Hunger,””Weaponized Drones Different Households Permanently,”and”There is No Mercy as the Drone Falls.”Other signs called on drone operators to refuse orders to strike or told the Catholic bishops that U.S. wars are unjust. The signs likewise highlighted protesters’ home places, including Fresno, California; Rochester, New York; Chicago; Las Vegas and the state of Missouri.OAKLAND, Calif.– The Sierra Club, the nation’s largest grassroots environmental group, revealed that it concurred this spring to affiliate with the International Project to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons(ICAN). The choice follows the organization’s board of directors called for a restriction on nuclear weapons throughout November 2017. ICAN, which includes faith-based activists such as Dominican Srs. Carol Gilbert and Ardeth Platte, won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for promoting the United Nations’Treaty on the Restriction of Nuclear Weapons.EUGENE, Oregon– A group led by monks from the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple on Bainbridge Island in Washington started the 2018 Pacific Northwest Interfaith Peace Stroll from Eugene, Oregon, to Seattle, Washington July 26.

The theme of the walk is” No More War– A World Without Nuclear Defense”and will sign up with almost a week of occasions sponsored by the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action in celebration of the anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.Similar peace strolls have been occurring over the previous 14 years. Sponsors of this year’s walk consist of the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Order, Eugene and Tacoma Catholic Employees, Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, Lake Forest Park for Peace, American Indian Organization for Modification

, Veterans for Peace, and Foot Prints for Peace.Walkers prepare to take a trip 11-13 miles each day and welcome others along the method to join the walk for shorter periods or to speak at evening meal suppers.