Foster a visible, active and growing culture of Gospel-centric peace and justice within our parish.
The Peace & Social Justice Ministry seeks to help parishioners see the challenges of modern society – poverty, homelessness, immigration, racism, globalization – through the lens of our Catholic faith. Grounded in the rich tradition of Catholic Social Teaching, we seek to live out the Gospel by calling attention to social justice issues, finding ways to work directly with the poor, and advocating for change wherever injustice exists. Key themes of Catholic Social Teaching include:
- Life and dignity of the human person
- Human rights and responsibilities
- Preferential option for the poor and vulnerable
- The dignity of work and rights of workers
- Solidarity beyond borders
- Care for God’s creation
We have some exciting plans for the new year, including a Peace & Social Justice film series, a robust education/advocacy campaign, thought-provoking speakers, a fair-trade market, and a human trafficking event. We invite you to learn more about us and how you can get involved in being the hands of feet of Jesus Christ to the world.
For more information, email Peace.SMCC@gmail.com
For the Green Team’s 50 Ways to Care for Creation article, click here.
Upcoming Local Events:
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