Celebrating seven years of organizing for justice

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The Hebrew year 5782, in which we find ourselves, is a Shmita year. Just as we sanctify the seventh day of creation with Shabbat, the Torah commands us to set aside every seventh year for rest, renewal, and redistribution. During the Shmita, agricultural lands lie fallow, debts are forgiven, and shared resources become freely accessible. In our modern, post-agrarian …

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This moment requires disruptive action for #Citizenship4All

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By Rachel Doherty, JCUA Immigration Committee Member Yesterday morning, the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights took to the streets of Chicago to demand a pathway to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. JCUA members and staff — together with immigrants and allies — sat down in the middle of …

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