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Peace and Justice Blog

Black Lives Matter Series events extend into June

The Peace and Justice Steering Committee has announced the following programs.  Showing and discussion of the movie “13th” —  Thursday, April 27th from 6:30 – 8:30  The title of this powerful movie refers to the 13th Amendment of the Constitution, which abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, “…except as a punishment for crime…” — exploring the history of how this amendment has grown into mass criminalization…

Church committee offers update on work to safeguard immigrants, aid refugees

P&JSC  Report on Refugee and Immigrant work. Refugees   The Haydenville Congregational Churh (HCC) has a Circle of Care under the umbrella of P&J and the leadership of Lisa Hall. All members of the Circle are oriented and all have completed the paperwork required by Catholic Charities, the resettlement agency. With the Republican Administration’s travel ban and the stoppage of all refugees for 120…