Justice & Peace Committee

Rather than focus on why people don’t support and advocate for social justice, we commit ourselves to examining and exploring what motivates people to support social justice; act as allies, and support the rights of oppressed groups. We focus on consciousness-raising and prove opportunities for engagement with communities

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.

View Committee Chart Here

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]

Mission & Who We Serve

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.

We encourage people 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, ministries, and community partnerships.

View Demographics Map Here

Get involved with our subcommittees!

We meet the second Thursday of every month at 6:30 PM. Find out more by visiting the specific subcommittees below.

Click a subcommittee to learn more.

“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

November 15, 2020 9:00 am-10:00 am

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

View details

Casserole Collection

Casserole Collection

December 20, 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

View details

Media Watch

Why we still need the $600 unemployment benefit

Why we still need the $600 unemployment benefit

One of the most crucial provisions of the last coronavirus relief act was to provide an extra $600 weekly increase in unemployment benefits to the tens of millions of Americans who are currently out of work. Now the White House and many...

read more
Come & Celebrate – We Funded the Trust!

Come & Celebrate – We Funded the Trust!

This year has been a big one for Affordable Housing in Baltimore. Our city’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF, for short) was created in November 2016, established with the support of 83% of Baltimore voters. For almost two years it...

read more

Advocacy

Activities which aim to influence decisions within political, economic, & social systems.

Read More

Act Now!

Learn about important advocacy issues that need your immediate support.

Take Action

Communications & Outreach

We promote/support events that are in alignment with our mission, goals & vision.

Learn More

Community Partners