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Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 1/3/19

Posted by on Jan 4, 2019

Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 1/3/19

As we enter 2019 we can manifest our social justice intentions at two important gatherings next week. Together let us create a coalition of the willing and say no to BOTH individual and governmental hate. Whether we live by the scripture found in Leviticus that requires, “Ve’ahavta l’reacha camocha” (And you will love your neighbor as yourself) or we harken to the 36 times Torah requires us...

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Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 12/19/18

Posted by on Dec 20, 2018

Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 12/19/18

As many of us are preparing for time off with family and/or friends, street activism has slowed just a bit, but we have an opportunity for you to take action on an important environmental issue and a new save the date for a Legislative Forum that will focus on many issues of import to faith based activists. (So sorry to my Jewish friends and colleagues that this event will fall on Shabbat...

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Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 12/12/18

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018

Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 12/12/18

As our colleagues and friends gear up for the 2019 Legislative Session in Salem opportunities abound to get educated and active. This week we focus on the Fair Shot for All coalition and give you a heads up about a January gathering for Lift Every Voice Oregon’s work on gun control. You also have the opportunity to help stop fracking a bit north of the border, in Longview Washington and the...

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Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 12/07/18

Posted by on Dec 7, 2018

Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 12/07/18

Tonight, as we live into the expectant waiting energy of Advent and light our sixth Chanukah candle, an invitation to remember that miracles happen, victories over tyranny happen and the only way forward is together. Though we have invited you to take action on the proposed rule change penalizing immigrant families for using support programs, we want to make sure our new participants have the...

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Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 11/28/18

Posted by on Nov 30, 2018

Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 11/28/18

I’m going to be honest. Writing this week is almost impossible through my angry tears. All eyes are focused on our southern border in horror as the administration uses weapons to stop parents and children from pursuing what they are legally allowed to do-seek asylum in America. Binya Katz from the Bay area wrote in the clearest moral voice I’ve seen on Facebook: “When a migrant caravan left...

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Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 11/21/18

Posted by on Nov 23, 2018

Spirit Led Justice Alliance *Action Alert* 11/21/18

In a week where most take time away from work to be with family and many grieve the violent colonization and genocide of First Nations peoples on this continent, there is work we can do and actions we can take to bring justice and wholeness to the Portland metro. For the short term: Join us at a Black Friday rally at Nike Headquarters to demand that corporations pay their fair share of taxes!...

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