plainbirdWelcome to 8th Day Center for Justice

8th Day Center for Justice is a progressive Catholic social justice organization that works to dismantle 

exploitative systems of power such as racism, sexism, capitalism, militarism, and borderism through

education, advocacy, grassroots organizing, and direct action with others who are committed to a just

and peaceful world.

New and Upcoming 

Good Friday Walk for Justice – Friday, March 30th, 2018 – “Justice is what love looks like in public,” a quote by Cornel West, has been at the heart of why 8th Day Center created the public witness of its annual Good Friday Walk for Justice 38 years ago. This will be the last year the Center hosts its modern day Way-of-the-Cross. Please Join us. CLICK HERE for more info
Lunch & Learn – Thursday, April 19th, 2018 – 8th Day Center invites you to join us as Jill Landrith, Trini Sanches, Daniel Dale, and Lora Burge, talk about their experience in Honduras, the political crisis that led to the visit, and the next steps called for by the people living there. CLICK HERE for more info
Evening Speaker Series- Monday, May 14th, 2018 – Father Melo and a delegation of victims and human rights defenders from Honduras will travel on tour to El Paso, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago to testify about the rising repression in Honduras and call for peace and justice. We are very lucky to be one of their stops. CLICK HERE for more info
To help support Father Melo and to learn more about him and the the people in Honduras please CLICK HERE.
8th Day Center is grateful to all our friends, coalition partners, and supporters who helped us kick off our final year with our Gathering of Gratitude. We gathered in a simple ritual, shared our work for the coming year, and enjoyed the company of one another. CLICK HERE to see photos on our Facebook page.
8th Day Center for Justice joins with our many partners in denouncing both the movements for white supremacy and their specific actions in Charlottesville, Virginia. We offer the following points for reflection, an article, and resources for deeper understanding and action. CLICK HERE to read our statement.
UPDATE: It is with a spirit of both sorrow and thanksgiving that we announce that this September will mark the opening of 8th Day Center’s Year of Gratitude – our final year – as we will be closing the Center in September 2018.. CLICK HERE to read our full statement.
Our latest edition of Creating Just Language is available; it’s a consciousness raising tool that makes suggestions for alternatives to the dominating and often exclusionary language used in both church and society today. To learn more click here.
In April 2016, 8th Day debuted the Feminist Platform, a collection of policy recommendations on the justice issues that 8th Day deems most crucial at this time. The document is attached here; we hope you will read it, share it with your circles, and use it for discussion leading up to and beyond the election in November 2016. To learn more click here.