As of March 2021, the Justice Office reports that the:

CSJ Justice Office along with other members of the CSJ community attended a special Joint Religious Legislative Coalition (JRLC) “Faith Leadership Summit” on February 9. We invite you to join us for this year’s JRLC Advocacy “Day on the Screen” on Thursday evening, March 11th at 6:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “Make Justice Your Aim – Isaiah 1:17.” Sign up for the day. More than anything, we would love for you to join us for our zoom advocacy visits with our legislators. Contact the Justice Office, if you would like to participate.

Earth Partners Working Group reminds us that the CSJ Ecology Lenten Reflection series continues throughout this month with prayer, education and practicing actions. Contact SJW Karina Sieber at justiceoffice@csjstpaul.org to receive the weekly handouts by email.

Legislative Advocacy Partners Working Group members report that they have been providing Legislative Advocacy Refresher sessions over the past few weeks including a special training with Earth Partners on February. There have also been many requests for these popular trainings with classes at St. Kates as well.

Criminal Justice Working Group encourages advocacy action with the new administration to end the use of the Federal Death Penalty. Advocate to build a culture of life with the Catholic Mobilizing Network. The group is also working to create a communal ritual signing a “Statement of Life” covenant asking ‘if I die at the hand of a crime, I do NOT want the perpetrator of the crime to face the death penalty because of my death.’ More information will be forthcoming soon. You are also invited to join a special St. Kates online event connected with the book “Are Prisons Obsolete?” with Angela Davis the evening of February 25.