Center for Justice a coalition of Catholic, religious congregations, commits to act as a critical alternative voice to oppressive systems and to work actively to change those systems. The Spirituality of justice calls the staff of the 8th Day Center to envision a world of right relationships in which all creation is seen as sacred and interconnected. In such a world all people are equal and free from oppression, have a right to a just distribution of resources, and to live in harmony with the cosmos.The Catholic community commemorates the passion and crucifixion of Jesus Christ with the Stations of the Cross. This is the 27th year, 8th Day Center has invited the Chicago community to join together in acknowledging the crucifixion in its many contemporary manifestations with a walk for justice. The social issues of our time are incorporated with the Stations of the Cross.Example of organizational programming: The Good Friday Walk for Justice is a public witness of solidarity with those today who continue to be condemned and burdened; who grieve and weep; who are tortured, stripped of dignity and executed. Our 2007 theme of RISE UP! It speaks to the belief that transformation comes in the doing, the resisting, the saying “No” to the dominating institutions that cause such pain and death. is to say “Yes” – yes, To RISE UP! is to be counted on to join with and support the many communities of resistance working toward the day when true justice with peace prevails.
8th Day Center for Justice
205 West Monroe
Chicago IL, 60606
Phone: 312-641-5151 Fax: 312-641-1250