Solidarity Statements

Over the years, 8th Day has lived into its mission to be an alternative critical voice to oppressive systems on critical issues by releasing public statements on various issues.  Below are statements that have been released over the last 2 years.

 

 

 An Expression of Solidarity with Haiti

…We call for a recognition of the accurate history of Haiti, a history of cyclical oppression and the denial of human rights… 

Seminary Visitation

…We reject an understanding of Tradition, Scripture and Church that harms or discriminates against any individual person or group…

Free Trade 

8th Day Center for Justice strongly opposes the current method of corporate controlled globalization…

Sanctuary & Migration 

…We stand in solidarity with our migrant sisters and brothers, particularly with those who are the most vulnerable in today’s climate of raids, criminalization and highly politicized debate….

 A Catholic Voice on the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq

In the spirit of the Gospel command to treat all persons as our sisters and brothers and to show respect for all creation, the staff of the 8th Day Center for Justice denounces, the unprovoked US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003…

A Call for Transformation

The 8th Day Center for Justice Staff wants to express our sorrow, our grief and extend our prayers of healing for the victims sexually molested by priests. We call for the transformation of a structure, which has not only allowed such evil to exist, but to thrive…

LGBT Teen Suicides 

…These suicides have been the result of bullying from their peers in school and a society that prioritizes heterosexuality. We believe the teachings of the Church and the behavior of some members of the Church hierarchy have added to this atmosphere of bullying and intimidation…

Newton, CT Tragedy

We breathe in the memory of all who lose their lives to violence, and we breathe out hope for a new world.  We envision a world that creates itself anew by changing this culture of violence…

Palestine and Israel Conflict 

Jews and Arabs lived together in the territory of Israel peacefully. Palestinians became strangers in their own land starting with the mass expulsion of 800,000 in 1948 to the most recent invasion of 2014. Wrapped in the narrative that Israel was…                                             

Support of Roy Bourgeois 2012 

…Roy has called for dialogue on gender equality within the Catholic Church and has publicly supported women’s call to priesthood.  In good conscience Roy was unable to reconcile his personal experience of discernment with theological arguments based on gender difference…

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