Kate Hennessy is a writer and the youngest of Dorothy Day’s nine grandchildren. In this biography of her grandmother, Hennessy utilizes family correspondence, Day’s journals, and her own memories to construct a fascinating, personal account. Readers will be interested to learn of Day’s intimate life story from the 1920s through the 1940s as she forms the Catholic Worker and becomes a voice for justice.
Medea has been an advocate for social justice for more than 40 years. Described as “one of America’s most committed – and most effective – fighters for human rights” by New York Newsday, and “one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement” by the Los Angeles Times, she was one of 1,000 exemplary women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the millions of women who do the essential work of peace worldwide. Watch her discuss her new book Kingdom of the Unjust: The U.S. Saudi Connection at 8th Day Center for Justice’s Evening Speaker Series.
LGBTQ+ Justice in Faith-Based Communities:
Understanding the Evolving Story of Gender & Sexuality
LGBTQ+ Justice in Faith-Based Communities: Understanding the Evolving Story of Gender & Sexuality, a workshop where we address the questions: What does it mean to be queer? How can we better understand queerness so that our faith communities can be more inclusive? How might the story of the evolving universe inform our understanding of sexuality and gender? What might a church that is fully embracing of the queer community look like?
Chris McNulty will lay the foundation for our discussion with the basic language and tenets of queer theory. What is queer theory? Then a panel with Chantal de Alcuaz, Pat Curran, and Lydia Gajdel to explore questions of how their LGBTQ+ identities relate to their faith lives.
Lunch and Learn – Adelaida Jimenez Cortes and CRLN
Ms. Cortés has written and published theological articles from the perspective of her gender, interculturality, human rights and peace. As President of the Board of CETELA (Community of Theological Education and Latin American/Caribbean Ecumenism), she accompanies processes of reclaiming human rights and eliminating violence against women with social organizations in the city. She participates in the Investigative Group for Human Rights and Peace, an organization that includes the use of biblical/theological tools in analyzing the situations of violence and displacement in Colombia and in promoting human rights and peace and which involves the church and the academy in the recovery of historical memory and restoration of human dignity for communities displaced by the long Colombian civil war.
Strategies to Defeat Islamophobia presented by Imam Malik Mujahid.
Revel in the Revolution ~ 2015
Each year 8th Day Center for Justice presents Revel in the Revolution, an event to bring people together for great conversations with friends, reflection on the last year, presentation of the Annual Mary Elsbernd, OSF Award, and insight around issues of justice in the world today. This year we presented The Peoples Law office with our Mary Elsbernd Award and heard powerful words from Reverend Otis Moss III.
Making New Signs
8th Day printed new signs for our Good Friday Walk for Justice. Here’s our new Development Coordinator putting them together.
Crossing the Fence
SOA trains assassins and SOA WATCH trains peacemakers. This is the third time Nashua Chatal has peacefully crossed onto Fort Benning.
Solidarity with Palestine
Day Center for Justice stands in solidarity with the Palestinian People in Gaza and all living in Arab lands who are being unjustly targeted by the Israeli Government. We call for an immediate cease fire. We call for honest and transparent peace negotiations between the legitimate representatives of all sides of the political spectrum of the Palestinian people and Israeli governments.