Justice & Peace Committee

The Justice & Peace Committee of Saint Ignatius Catholic Community is dedicated to the service of faith and the promotion of justice. As a parish, we are called and challenged to articulate, advocate, and act upon critical social, economic, cultural and political issues that affect us, our city, and our world. We are called to be a resource to provide parishioners with opportunities to live out their faith through justice.

Structure

The Justice & Peace Committee is organized by subcommittees. These dynamic clusters, composed of passionate and engaged volunteers, focus on systemic injustices and their impact on human lives and advocate for societal changes that improve the lives of those who face systemic oppression. We nurture lay leadership as well as personal faith through solidarity with oppressed groups and dedication to the greater good. Meetings take place monthly and are convened by Subcommittee Chairs for one hour. A combined meeting including all subcommittees follows. There is a dynamic quality to this process which allows for open communication, bonding, and supporting one another.

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Justice & Peace – Candra Healy, Committee Chair – [email protected] – 410-727-3848

Immigration – Vonetta Edwards – [email protected]
Economic Justice – Terry Cavanagh – [email protected]
Racial Justice – Toni Moore Duggan – [email protected]
Hunger & Poverty – Candra Healy – [email protected]
Environmental Justice – Len Heckwolf – [email protected]

Who We Serve

As a ministry, we encourage parishioners to reflect on their experiences and to discern God’s presence in their lives. We seek to nurture leadership and personal faith by engaging, partnering with, advocating on behalf of, and being converted by the diverse urban community of Baltimore. Our priorities are advocacy, education, and social responsibility. Our work is carried out by subcommittees, direct service ministries, and community partnerships.

St. Ignatius Catholic Community demographics map here

“Whenever you are engaged with work that serves humanity and is for the building of humanity, it has dignity and it has worth”

— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Upcoming Events

Casserole Collection

Casserole Collection

December 19, 2020 9:00 am - 10:00 am Church

Sponsored by the Hunger and Poverty Subcommittee, once a month we collect casseroles for Our Daily Bread – Maryland’s largest hot meal program, serving more than a quarter of a

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Media Watch

Baltimore Catholic social ministry leaders call on mayor to sign “right to recall” bills

Baltimore Catholic social ministry leaders call on mayor to sign “right to recall” bills

More than 15,000 Baltimore workers employed in area hotels, casinos, restaurants and sports arenas have been laid off, through no fault of their own, due to the pandemic. After huddling with furloughed workers and union representatives on October 6, representatives from 9 Baltimore City parishes called on Mayor Bernard Young to sign legislation guaranteeing their “right to recall” when these businesses reopen.

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Voters chose more than just the president

Voters chose more than just the president

With enormous attention focused—understandably—on the outcome of the presidential and congressional races on November 3, it’s easy to forget that voters also decided on nearly 6,000 state legislative races and a host of ballot measures in states and localities, including many with important implications for workers, economic justice, racial equity, and the fight against climate change.

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What connects the tragic killings of George Floyd and Freddie Gray

What connects the tragic killings of George Floyd and Freddie Gray

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis, Minnesota police officer who knelt on his neck for a continuous eight minutes and forty-six seconds while arresting him for the alleged use of a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill. There are no words to express the mixture of outrage and sorrow that this footage elicits. What I feel today, in the months that now separate us from George Floyd’s murder, I can only describe as an aching weariness of the soul.

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