Upcoming events/activities from our Social Justice Committee:
On Sunday, March 26, the Social Justice Committee will sponsor a Forum on Prison Ministry.Our forums focus on the 7 themes of Catholic Social teaching. Our concern for people in prison is based on our respect for all life and our belief in the inherent dignity of each human person. Our speaker will be our own Deacon Jason Gardnerwho is part of the Diocesan Prison Ministry program. The Forum will be from 9 to 10:15 am in the Hospitality Room. Refreshments served.
Our GOALS as a Committee: To build awareness about current justice issues (poverty, homelessness, immigration, etc.) and how we respond as Catholics living out our faith. Social justice is a constitutive dimension of Catholic Christianity.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Are you or someone you know experiencing Domestic Violence (verbal, emotional, psychological or physical abuse)? One in three to four women have experienced some form of physical violence. Children exposed to domes- tic violence are negatively impacted in countless ways. Although to a lesser degree, men also are victims of domestic, emotional and psychological abuse. Let us help! The Office of Life and Family is offering women free counseling (as appropriate), emotional support, and advice from a Catholic perspective, re- sources, and referrals to outside agencies/Catholic Counselors as appropriate. Maybe you just want to talk! For more information, please call 401-278-2518 or 401-278-2517.
Useful resources related to our forum in March, 2019 related to Care for our Environment Catholic Climate Covenant: Online site that includes the U.S. Catholic Climate Declaration and has many of resources related to climate change. https://catholicclimatecovenant.org/