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    Christine Matusik-Plas wins Bishop A.J. Quinn Award
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The Social Action Office of the Diocese of Cleveland seeks to shape a more caring society and a more peaceful world through justice education, advocacy, community development and organizing. Our work is based on the call of the Gospel to work for the respect and dignity of all human life, the elimination of poverty, to speak out against injustice, and to promote the common good.  The office is composed of County-based social action offices, and office for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and Catholic Relief Services which includes the Council on Global Solidarity.

NEWS & EVENTS

Call in Day to Governor Kasich on Clemency for Arthur Tyler

The day after Arthur Tyler’s clemency hearing, April 25, people around the state of Ohio will call Governor Kasich and urge him to grant clemency to Mr. Tyler.  You know it’s unlikely you’ll actually talk to the Governor, but in your message, it’s important to point out two things:

  • There is too much doubt about who the triggerman was to proceed with this execution.
  • Arthur Tyler faces the death penalty and his co-defendant, Leroy Head, is a free man– that is seriously unfair.

Call Governor Kasich’s office at (614) 466-3555 on April 25th

Earth Day 2014 Resources

The Catholic Coalition on Climate Change has new resources available for Earth Day, April 22nd.  These resources include prayer, reflections and media from the Catholic Climate Covenant and the Catholic Health Association.

Day of Action to Protect Pollinators

Monday, April 14, is an opportunity to think about and take action for the imperiled pollinators that are essential to food production and the natural environment. The improper or excessive uses of pesticides and herbicides pose unnecessary problems for pollinators such as monarch butterflies and bees. Now is an apt time to show the concern for the pollinators that help bring us our daily bread and offer nature’s services to keep our food system secure.  Events are taking place all across the country from on April 14; some events begin at dusk on Sunday, Palm Sunday. Visit Make Way for Monarchs for more information and links to resources.

Eliminate Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a horrific crime against the fundamental rights and dignity of the human person. According to a statement made by the Vatican and other religious leaders, “Modern slavery and human trafficking are crimes against humanity. The physical, economic and sexual exploitation of men, women and children condemns 30 million people to dehumanization and degradation.”  The Fraudulent Overseas Recruitment and Trafficking Elimination Act of 2013 (FORTE Act), H.R. 3344 aims to reduce the vulnerability of temporary workers in the U.S. from falling into labor trafficking and to reduce the likelihood that foreign assistance programs would inadvertently increase vulnerability.  Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops  support this legislation.  Email your legislators today!