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CapCorps – Milwaukee, WI Fall 2013

Milwaukee, WI – CapCorps

Trying out a Post Grad Volunteer Program. While in Milwaukee, participants work with the Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Corps (Cap Core) whose focus is service, spirituality, social justice, and sustainable living in community. One highlight of service trips to Milwaukee is the chance to eat with the guests of St. Ben’s Community Meal. Students spend a day at Repairers of the Breach, a drop in center that is organized and run by people who use the services they provide. As a new element to the immersion trips, students also have the opportunity to visit with Voces de la Frontera, an immigrant rights group that is working to bring about justice for immigrants. There is also an opportunity to see an alternative to the current economic system which emphasizes direct service to the poor while simultaneously challenging war and the violence of poverty by taking direct action. This is a great way for students to experience a Post-Grad Volunteer Program.

Relevant Websites: CapCorps, Voces de la Fontera, Growing Power, Inc., CCSJ Advocacy Alert – Migration/Refugees, CCSJ Advocacy Alert – Poverty/Economic Justice, CCSJ Advocacy Alert – Sustainability/Environmental Justice

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White Rose Catholic Worker – Chicago Fall 2013

Chicago, IL – White Rose Catholic Worker House

The White Rose Catholic Worker serves in a number of different communities locally, nationally, and internationally. Generally students immerse themselves each day in one of the most diverse zip codes in the U.S. with over 80 languages represented and a high immigrant and refugee population. Each day of the week volunteers take on a different issue of social concern and explore the alternatives that they are organizing for and living in the house including environmental sustainability, torture & war/nonviolence, capitalism/green economics, and poverty/hospitality. There will be a series of educational and hands on experiences for each one. The White Rose Catholic Worker also has a farm, which students will stay at during their trip and students will mainly eat food grown on the farm to experience sustainable living.

Relevant Websites: Catholic Worker Movement, Poverty in Chicago, CCSJ Advocacy Alert – Poverty/Economic Justice, CCSJ Advocacy Alert – Peace/Nonviolence, CCSJ Advocacy Alert – Sustainability/Environmental Justice

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Peace: Wage Peace

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Pursuing peace is hard and long work; but our country needs to break out of the old habits of war. President Obama’s renewed focus on diplomatic options is a step in the right direction. Please sign a petition to let him know that people across the country stand for peace, and support diplomatic solutions to the crisis in Syria.

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Upcoming Events: Syria Panel Discussion

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Join us for a panel discussion about Syria on Sept. 22 from 6-8pm in Lower Saint John’s! Panelists will include Dr. John Calvert, Dr. Philip Meeks, Dr. Roger Bergman, and Antwan “Tony” Homsi S.J. who are from a variety of backgrounds and have various knowledge regarding historical context, ethics, and the current events of Syria. The Panel will include small group discussions for students and faculty. Come enjoy this CCSJ, Campus Ministry, and Cortina Community sponsored event!
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Peace: Syria Action

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Would you like to support a ceasefire and negotiations for peace in Syria instead of military force? Click here to send a message to your senators and representative calling for peace!

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Peace: Urge Congress to Choose Dialogue and Diplomacy in Syria

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Contact your two U.S. Senators and your Representative and urge them to vote against a resolution that authorizes the use of military force in Syria. Instead, ask them to support U.S. leadership, in collaboration with the international community, for an immediate ceasefire in Syria and negotiations for peace. Call or write your Representative and Senators!

During the week of September 9, Congress is expected to take up a resolution which authorizes the use of military force in Syria in response to heinous chemical weapons attacks on innocent civilians. Providentially, Pope Francis has declared September 7 a Day of Fasting and Prayer for Peace in Syria, the Middle East, and throughout the World. In solidarity with our Holy Father, USCCB will engage in prayer, fasting and advocacy for peace in Syria. Please join if you are willing/able.

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