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.
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]
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.
Moore Will Also Serve as Director of the Office of Equity and Civil Rights
The federal government plans to execute Brandon Bernard and Alfred Bourgeois on consecutive days this week—the latest executions in the Trump administration’s unprecedented 2020 killing spree.
Will we have Covid-19 relief or jobless agony?
Baltimore City Council overrides mayor’s vetoes on job protections for hospitality workers affected by coronavirus pandemic
Due to the broad support of hospitality workers and Unite Here 7, yesterday the City Council voted to override the Mayor’s veto of the two bills that protect workers. Thanks to everyone for letter writing/sign-on’s/phone calls, etc. You made a difference.
IGNATIAN FAMILY TEACH-IN FOR JUSTICE VIRTUALLY UNITES 6,200+ REGISTRANTS TO EXPLORE THEME OF PROPHETIC RESILIENCE
From October 19-26, more than 6,200 registrants—members of the Jesuit and broader Catholic network—gathered virtually for the 23rd annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ), exploring the theme of Prophetic Resilience: Breaking Down, Building Up.
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.