Justice & Peace

Category: Economic Justice Comittee


Most economists would have us believe that the free market is the best form of social organization. Each individual is the best judge of his or her own needs and should be free to negotiate every economic transaction with minimal public regulation or interference. People are rational and knowledgeable; they

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Small Business Holiday Market

The Office of Economic Development at Johns Hopkins is hosting a “Bmore Small Business Holiday Market” on Sunday December 18th at noon. Please come support local small businesses, purchase food, desserts, fashion, jewelry and more while enjoying a live DJ and photos with Santa! This is a kid friendly event. When:

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Centering our Faith and Worker Justice on Labor Day

A recent study found that Catholic Social Teaching on the Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers was the single “most overlooked” element in Catholic Social Teaching today. Labor Day weekend offers a great opportunity to share this aspect of our faith with our brothers and sisters in the

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Parishoner Testimony for Time to Care Act

Testimony IN FAVOR of SB 275 Labor and Employment – Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program Establishment (Time To Care Act 2022) Senate Finance Committee February 10, 2022 1:00 PM Presented to: Delores G. Kelley, Chairman BY: Candra Healy, St. Ignatius Catholic Community, Justice & Peace Committee Chair             My

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Update On Time to Care

What is Time To Care? The Time to Care Act (HB8/SB275) will help Marylanders take time away from work to care for new babies, loved ones with serious health conditions, or themselves. With income partially replaced from an insurance fund into which they’ve paid, families are also better able to

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Economic Justice During Social Distancing

As the Justice & Peace Committee of the St. Ignatius Catholic Community, we wanted to provide resources for social justice education and action during social distancing. Although we can not come together to meet, our communities can take individual action through online education. We can take this time to dive

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Laws Passed in July

Hunger & Poverty Laws Hundreds of new laws are on the books in Maryland as of July 1. These include a repeal of the Civil-War-era state song, support for low-income and at-risk students to continue their education; tax credits for diaper donations; crisis support for service members, veterans and their families;

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Take Action by March 22 to Prevent Cuts to Refugee Assistance

Congress faces a March 22nd deadline to pass critical funding bills to avert a government shutdown. These funding bills include lifesaving assistance to meet the humanitarian needs of those arriving at our borders and millions of displaced persons overseas. Due to continued inaction by Congress, many essential U.S. humanitarian programs—both foreign and domestic—remain in limbo.

3 Things to Watch as Baltimore Considers Affordable Housing Requirements

After months of delay, a pair of bills requiring—and incentivizing developers to build more affordable housing units will be presented before the full Baltimore City Council Tuesday, and could be called for a vote. The bills are part of a package of what’s known as inclusionary housing legislation because they

Advocates Eye Tool to Fight Blight

Baltimore coalition launches effort to campaign for land bank to acquire vacant properties By Giacomo Bologna Iya Kenya MahaliyaDara loves her Northwest Baltimore home, but she’s getting tired of her neighbors. For the past seven years the 48-year-old Baltimore native has lived in a Park Heights rowhome she inherited from

Make Your Voice Heard

Please let President Biden and his administration know you strongly support temporary protective status (TPS) for immigrants from Nicaragua, Nepal, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala by signing this petition from CASA. Since 1990, temporary protected status (TPS) has allowed migrants from countries with unsafe conditions to reside and work legally