Silent Auction

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Revel in the Revolution

8th Day Center for Justice 

Celebrates our 4oth Birthday

Bidding is now open 


Get an early start at the celebration by bidding now.

Keep watching the sight as new and exciting items will be added.

Bidding will stay open until September 20th at 4pm. 

Auction will stay live until September 20th at 4pm

Click Here to see the items and bid.




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.



8th Day Job Opportunity - Development Coordinator

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The 8th Day Center for Justice is looking for a full time Development Coordinator to join with the Center in the work of organizing and expanding our development efforts. In order of priority this would include nurturing existing donors, seeking new partner relationships, overseeing special events and writing grants.



Petition to End Solitary

 

End solitary confinement in Illinois prisons

“After only a short time in solitary, I felt all of my senses begin to diminish. There was nothing to see but grey walls…..The lights were kept on for 24 hours. I often found myself wondering if an event I was recollecting had happened that morning or days before. I talked to myself.” 

 

241 Solitary Confinement ImageIllustration by JP Trostle

Please sign the petition to end solitary confinement by clicking here.



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.