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8th Day Center for Justice

A Critical Alternative Voice to Oppressive Systems

In 1974, the Sisters of Charity, BVM, were one of the founding congregations of 8th Day Center for Justice in Chicago, a grassroots faith-based coalition of religious congregations working for peace and justice. The Center, rooted in the values of nonviolence, mutuality and cooperation, acts as a critical alternative voice to oppressive systems and works to change those systems. The Center collaborates with other coalitions on immigrant justice, environmental justice, military and torture resistance, abolishing capital punishment, women’s issues in the church and society, and beyond.

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Joellen McCarthy, BVM
BVMs were among the six founding communities of 8th day Center for Justice in 1974. BVM Core Values: Education, Charity, Justice and Freedom are exemplified and furthered by the work of 8th Day.   Working at 8th Day feels like a natural integration to the values of living and working as a BVM.  The atmosphere of mutuality, nonviolence, and collaboration to which we strive at 8th Day is the world I envision as a BVM.