Brews & Bites for 8th Day - Monday, August 4

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8th Day's Young Adult Council invites you to the 3rd annual Brews & Bites for 8th Day!

Monday, August 4, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Revolution Brewing
2323 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL  60647

Click here to register today!
$20 in advance | $25 at the door

Please RSVP by Thursday, July 31st.
 



Save the Date - September 20 - Revel in the Revolution!

8th Day Center for Justice invites you to our 40th Anniversary Celebration!

Revel in the Revolution
"We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest!"

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Saturday, September 20, 2014
2:00 - 5:00pm

Jean Marie Ryan Center
Misericordia Heart of Mercy
6300 N. Ridge Avenue
Chicago

Click here to make your reservation!
$60 | $30 for Student/Limited Income

This year’s Revel in the Revolution will feature keynote speaker José López, the Executive Director of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center and the presentation of the 4th Annual Mary Elsbernd Award to Rasmea Odeh of the Arab American Action Network.



These Are Not My Problems - Art Exhibit

Click here to view photos from the opening night of These Are Not My Problems!

For several months, 8th Day's Young Adult Council has been pulling together an art show to celebrate 40 years of systemic change work with our coalition partners.  The show, These Are Not My Problems, will be featured throughout the month of May at the Lacuna Artists Lofts.  We hope you can join us for the opening of the show!

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Saturday, May 10, 12-7pm



Catholic Sisters for a Healthy Earth Reflection Booklet

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Several of 8th Day's Member Congregations joined the Catholic Sisters for a Healthy Earth in preparing a reflection booklet on the various rooms of a house, placing each room and its activities into the broader context of our Earth-home.  

Click here to access the 'Earth as Our Home'
reflection booklet!



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.