Justice & Peace

Category: Racial Justice Subcommittee

Awaking from a 35 Year Nightmare

By Patrick Govan Imagine having a nightmare that felt like it would never end, but upon awakening, you realized it only lasted with the passing of the night. Nevertheless, in that moment it felt like a lifetime had gone by. I awakened from my nightmare on February 28, 2023. That

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BRJA’s 20th Anniversary Event

June 14th @ 7 – 8:30pm BRJA is celebrating 20 years of working towards racial justice! Join us as we explore BRJA’s evolution, including our history, the challenges of doing anti-racism/anti-oppression work in today’s world, and where we hope to be in the next 20 years. Register for the online

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Racial Justice Trivia Night

Tuesday June, 13th @ 7pm Join Baltimore Racial Justice Action as they debunk the historical lies we’ve been taught and learn the truths that are often omitted from our history books. Questions intersect race and other areas ranging from gender, capitalism, colonzation, ableism, citizenship, etc. If you know a lot

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Thursday, January 19 | 3-4:15PM ET/12PM-1:15PM PTPresenter:Chris Kellerman, S.J.Author of All Oppression Shall Cease: A History of Slavery, Abolitionism, and the Catholic Church Description: Is it really true that people “didn’t know slavery was wrong back then?” Did the Church teach against slaveholding? In this presentation, Fr. Chris Kellerman, S.J., will explain the basics

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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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Join the League of Women Voters!

From Toni Moore-Duggan Please consider joining the League of Women Voters. We are in need of your membership. The League has been a long standing voice for voters rights for many years. I serve as  the Chair of the DEI Committee and Flo has served as past President and is

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Parish Journey for Racial Justice 2/24

Thursday, February 24, 20223:00-4:15 PM EASTERN/12:00-1:15PM PACIFIC Presenters: Damian Torres-Botello, SJ, Eric Immel, S.J., and Eric Styles Call Description: This presentation will discuss the development and implementation of an 8-day silent retreat that was held the summer of 2021. This retreat was created by the Jesuit Anti Racism Sodality (JARS)

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Virtual Pilgrimage of Mother Mary Lange

Come join Bishop Lewandowski, St. Ignatius, the Racial Justice Circle and the Pastorate of St. Ann, St. Francis Xavier and St. Wenceslaus on Sunday February 27 from 2 PM – 4 PM as we journey together on a Virtual Pilgrimage of Mother Mary Lange. It is a time to pray

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MLK Week 2022 Events

Racial Justice Circle Event Come join us as we celebrate the life, dreams and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King on Saturday January 15 of Dr. King weekend, The Pastorate of St. Ann, St. Francis Xavier and St. Wenceslaus, Racial Justice Circle and St. Ignatius Catholic Community will unify and

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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