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Vonetta Edwards
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The Immigration Subcommittee was formed by parishioners concerned about the injustices faced by immigrant, refugee and asylee families and individuals. Many of today’s immigrants leave their home countries because of intense violence, lack of opportunity, economic or legal injustices and persecution due to religion, gender, sexual orientation or political affiliation. We feel called by the Gospel and guided by Catholic Social Teaching to welcome the stranger by seeing in the immigrant the face of Christ. The United States is a country built by immigrants, most of us need to look back only one or two generations to discover our own immigrant ancestors. READ MORE

Justice & Peace Meeting :The Justice & Peace Committee generally meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. Click here for complete information.

Recent Projects

Dying to Live: Stories from Refugees on the Road to Freedom

– Sunday, February 16, 2020

On Sunday February 16, St. Ignatius Catholic Community is hosting a Jesuit Relief Services speaker, Danielle Vella. Danielle is JRS’S Reconciliation Program Director, and has written a book entitled Dying to Live: Stories on the Road to Freedom. Co-published by JRS, this book features the stories of refugees from across the globe. READ MORE

2nd International Food, Crafts & Art Fair

– November 24, 2019

St. Ignatius Catholic Community in Baltimore is blessed to encounter a rich diversity of cuisine, crafts and artwork through it parishioners and friends.  READ MORE

Separated Children at the Border

– September 6, 2019

Nearly forty people packed the seats of Ignatian Hall on Sunday, September 22nd for a documentary screening and panel discussion event hosted by the Immigration Subcommittee of the St. Ignatius Justice and Peace Committee.

The Immigration Subcommittee partnered with the Esperanza Center, a local comprehensive immigrant resource center located in Fells Point, as part of their “Life Across Borders” immigration film series to present the screening of the PBS Frontline documentary “Separated: Children at the Border.” READ MORE


Details, facts and articles regarding our Family Mentoring Program.


Things you can do right now that will make a difference.


Details on upcoming events presented by the Immigration Subcommittee.


Visit events presented by the Immigration Subcommittee in the past.


A collection of articles including immigration myths & human rights facts.


A list of external partners and references committed to immigration needs.





– Parish: ‘the thought’

We were initially moved to write this opinion piece while our country was in the midst of the longest partial government shutdown. While a second shutdown has been averted, we are distressed over the declaration of a national emergency to circumvent the will of the people. The shutdown directly inflicted pain upon federal workers and contractors, and we recognize the trauma that the working class, working poor, and those living in poverty faced due to reduced access to many services. Now with the national emergency declaration billions of dollars will be diverted from departments and agencies that they were appropriated to. All of this is troubling for us because we hold that the border wall is an ineffective, simplistic solution to a manufactured crisis that would cause more harm than well-being. READ MORE

A Message To My Friends About Immigration – From PBS

Ignatian Solidarity Network Strongly Condemns Termination of Temporary Protected Status for Honduras

The Ignatian Solidarity Network strongly condemns the Trump administration’s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Honduras in January 2020. TPS protects individuals and families who would otherwise be in harm’s way in their countries of origin, which are recovering from catastrophic events such as natural disaster, war, famine, or disease. As people of faith, we believe in the dignity of human life and denounce a decision to return people to conditions where their lives will be immediately put in danger.  READ MORE

– Ignatian Solidarity Network

Baltimore, MD, 16 January, 2018 – St. Ignatius Parish in Baltimore, MD has taken many actions to respond to Pope Francis’s call to welcome, protect, promote, and integrate refugees and migrants. Here are six of them they’ve shared…READ MORE

– Jesuit Relief Service

We are proud to announce that the Runners for Others: An Ignatian 5K will present the 2018 “Beyond the Finish Line” Award to Vonetta Edwards, PhD!! This annual award celebrates Ignatian service and commitment to others by honoring an individual possessing the vision, courage, humility and stamina to make great things happen. READ MORE

– “Runners for Others”:  Ignatian 5 K Run