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.

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.

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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 – candrahealy@st-ignatius.net 

Immigration – Vonetta Edwards – immigration@st-ignatius.net
Economic Justice – Terry Cavanagh – tcavanagh@seiumddc.org
Racial Justice – Toni Moore Duggan – tjmduggan@aol.com
Hunger & Poverty – Candra Healy – candrahealy@st-ignatius.net
Environmental Justice – Len Heckwolf – lenheckwolf@gmail.com

In recognition of the upcoming World Day of Migrants and Refugees, the St. Ignatius Justice & Peace Committee will host a virtual overview, Sunday, September 26 at 1:00 pm, on the state of migration in 2021, and will offer personal perspectives on migration along with prayer for the estimated 82 million+ people globally who are experiencing displacement from their homes. Click Here to Register

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“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.


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