Justice & Peace

Category: Environmental Justice Committee

“The Letter” Movie Night

With its worldwide premiere on 4 October, 2022, The Letter continues to highlight the power of humanity united in action to stop the ecological crisis. This documentary movie, based on Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si, calls us to reflect on how we can act differently in the face of our ecological crisis. Our Environmental Justice Committee

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Middle Branch Park Cleanup Competition

It’s a family friendly, earth friendly FUNdraiser that brings our community together to steward our public places — all for a great cause.  In the joyful spirit of service and friendly competition, Neighborhood Design Center will host the “Trash Dash,” a team Cleanup Contest on April 1, 2023, where groups

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How’s the Water, Hon? Speaker Event

The Environmental Justice Committee invites you to a presentation to learn about the water that arrives at your house and leaves your house, and what you can do to mitigate contamination of our waterways and damage to our pipes”. John Marra, Ecoliteracy & Restoration Specialist from Blue Water Baltimore will

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How Does One Person Make Any Difference?

A Conversation about the Importance of Reducing, Composting, and Recycling. by Valerie Doze Reduce, reuse, recycle. How many times have we heard these three seemingly simple words? How many times have we decided to throw everything in the trash, instead? Is it the confusion over which items can be composted

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Virtual Prayer Service for St. Kateri Tekakwitha

The Antiracism Task Force and Environmental Justice Subcommittee invite you to a virtual prayer service for St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the patron saint of Native Americans and the Environment, on the 17th of July from 2:00-4:00PM (Zoom Access can be found below). In honor of St. Kateri, the event will focus

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Native Plant Sale Reflection

Native Plant Sale at St. IgnatiusTheresa Furnari, Chair Environmental Justice Subcommittee The Native Plant was hosted by the Environmental Justice Committee, a subcommittee of the Justice and Peace Committee during the weekend of May 21-22, 2022, after the 5:00 p.m. Mass and 10:00 a.m. Mass. Parishioners purchased a variety of

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Native Plant Sale

The Environmental Justice Subcommittee is hosting a native plant sale on May 21 after the 5:00 PM Mass and May 22 after the 10:00 AM Mass. Tables will be set up in the Narthex on May 21 and in the Reeves Gallery on May 22. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­There will be a variety of plants available and information about native plants. CASH SALES ONLY.

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Earth Day 2022

What is Earth Day?April 22, 2022 will mark 52 years for the Earth Day movement. Today, Earth Day is widely recognized as the largest secular observance in the world, marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behavior and create global,

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Stormwater Gardening Speaker Event – March 28th

Join us virtually on Monday, March 28 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Mary Lewis, the assistant Nursery Manager at Herring Run Nursery, will be presenting information about the work of Blue Water Baltimore and how we can address stormwater issues with native plantings. After covering the basics, we will dive

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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