34th Annual Good Friday Walk for Justice - April 18


Click here to view the 2014 Good Friday
Walk for Justice Prayer Booklet!

"We who believe in freedom cannot rest!"  These words were first spoken by civil rights activist Ella Baker in 1964, urging the movement to persevere until the "killing of black men, black mothers' sons, is as important as the killing of white mothers' sons."  Though we're farther than we were in 1964, we know that we still have so far to go before the true equality that Ella Baker imagined is realized.

Every Good Friday, 8th Day gathers hundreds of people to join together in our Walk for Justice, a modern-day way-of-the-cross, to commemorate this struggle that we continue to walk together, without rest, hopeful that one day we will experience the resurrection of true peace and justice.

Human Trafficking Conference: What Can I/We Do?

Join Illinois Women Religious Against Human Trafficking for a conference on

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Catholic Theological Union 
Academic and Conference Center
5416 S. Cornell Ave.
Chicago, IL  60615 

The program consists of presentations and panel discussions by educators, medical, legal, and governmental professionals, service providers, law envorcement personnel, and community memebers from with the anti-human trafficking movement.  They will cover a wide variety of issues related to human trafficking, including identifying and helping the children, women, and men exploited by it.  There will be a Q&A session and table discussion.

8th Day Statement on the Affordable Care Act

We begin this statement by saying that our vision is that all people would have access to health care.  Health care is a necessity, not a privilege.

While universal health care coverage is not yet a reality, we realize that over 48 million Americans according to the 2011 U.S. Census are uninsured.  We cannot allow this to continue.  Those who are uninsured are most often people who are poor, working people with low-paying jobs, or the unemployed.  If health care is needed, they must go to emergency rooms, which is very expensive.   The cost is passed on in the form of increased premiums to all who do have health insurance.