What does the Peace & Justice Committee DO?

Oct 9th, 2015

Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor
"None of us can think we are exempt from concerns for the poor and for social justice." ~Pope Francis

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What does the Peace & Justice Committee DO?  

We recently gathered together for our first Peace & Justice Committee meeting of the year, and we decided it would be a good idea for us to try and answer this question! Our Mission Statement says: “To bring the gospel message of peace and justice to the parish, local and global community; and work on issues that build the common good.  Open to all parishioners, the committee addresses education, awareness and action on the key principles of Catholic Social Teaching.”

To help us choose our focus, we watch closely what the Pope and US Bishops are talking about, and also work with our local Catholic Charities’ Sowers of Justice.  It is said that there are the two feet of social action: 1) charity and 2) justice.  Most parishes are really good at charity, as ours is.  But the justice foot is a little trickier, and that is what we focus on through education (speakers, movies) and advocacy. For example, we sponsored a postcard signing campaign at our parish in support of Immigration Reform, which was spearheaded by the US Bishops (USCCB) and the Sowers of Justice.

If this sounds like the kind of work you can get behind, please join us at our next meeting on Monday, October 19 at 7pm in the Visitation Room, Annunciation Church lower level.

Peace & Justice Committee