Action for Justice

Action for Justice

St. Thomas More sponsors two ministries focused on the social justice “foot” of the Two Feet of Love in Action - the Justice in Action Committee and the Care for Creation Committee. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops says that social justice represents the “social, political, and economic aspects and, above all, the structural dimension of problems and their respective solutions. We step with this foot when we work to address the root causes of problems facing our communities by advocating for just public policies and helping to change the social structures that contribute to suffering and injustice at home and around the world.” To find our more about a specific ministry, please email justice@morecommunity.org and someone will respond. 

EVENT: Racial Justice and the Catholic Church

The next Racial Justice and the Catholic Church collaborative event with St. Thomas More and St. Peter Claver parishes is on Sunday, January 27, 12-2 pm at St. Peter Claver School (1060 Central Ave W., St. Paul). We'll discuss the US Bishops' new pastoral letter on racial justice: "Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love - A Pastoral Letter Against Racism”. Please register by Friday, January 25 with Stasia: avem2015@gmail.com or Benita: 612-716-7852.

Justice in Action Committee

 

The Justice in Action Committee’s mission is twofold:

Advocating through collective action to create structural change in accordance with God’s vision of justice for all creation, as revealed by the ministry and life of Jesus. Educating our fellow parishioners on the universal call to work for social justice and bring about structural change, and on the role of that call in our Catholic faith. Our primary - though not exclusive - method of working toward this mission is by partnering with ISAIAH, a faith-based coalition of more than 100 member congregations in Minnesota, of which St. Thomas More is a member. Working with ISAIAH is an essential way St. Thomas More can work to create structural change through collective action in accordance with God’s vision for the world.

Past activities of our ministry have included: 

  • Advocating at the city and state level for more just policies for all Minnesotans, such as Earned Sick and Safe Time, a Homeowner’s Bill of Rights, and greater investment in public transit
  • Hosting educational sessions for St. Thomas More parishioners on topics such as domestic violence, the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, and Pope Francis’s call to personal encounter
  • Encouraging Minnesotans of faith to live out their civic privilege by voting in local and national elections

All parishioners are welcome to participate in our Justice in Action Committee! Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month from 7-8:30 pm in Parish Center. For more information, contact Arline Datu: justice@morecommunity.org, committee chair. 

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