THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTNERSHIP IN MINISTRY!!
The mission of Faithjustice is to promote awareness, advocacy and action within the parish around justice issues that are impacting people locally, nationally and internationally. Moreover, we are called to be public witnesses within the larger community to the Church’s commitment to human life and dignity with a special preference to those who are voiceless and poor.
The Committee is comprised of Saint Anne parishioners. We collaborate with the Parish Staff and various ministries participation on the Human Concerns Commission. We participate with the justice committees of other parishes in our deanery, with the Archdiocesan efforts through the Peace & Justice Office, and with Catholic Relief Services.
Parishioners are welcome to participate in one or more issue oriented sub-committees without the need to attend the monthly general meetings.
Contact: Paul & Adrienne Kalmes, 847-344-1869 (evenings), firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poverty and Vulnerability
Faithjustice advocates via letters and lobbying for the poorest and most vulnerable locally, nationally and internationally. Educates and raises awareness on issues.
Develops a Lenten Almsgiving project for the parish each year focused on an area of the developing world. Coordinates with other parish ministries on the selected project.
Efforts are directed at beginning an on-going discussion with members of other religious communities in the NW suburban area. Participate in local activities which promote understanding of the religious issues and concerns in a pluralistic society.
Support policy directions which address the root causes of migration, such as economic development, so that migrants can remain in their home countries to support themselves and their families. Advocate for reform of the U.S. legal immigration system and restoration of due process protections for immigrants to allow them to have “their day in court,” consistent with American values and directives of the US Council of Catholic Bishops.
Raise awareness about the justice issues regarding the environment and our world’s resources. Develop conservation and protection activities within the parish.
Quarterly, bring fair trade products and projects to the parish, creating awareness of the justice issues surrounding labor and trade between people living in this country and those living in the developing world. When possible, sponsor collections of used goods that can be put to use in areas where poverty and resource vulnerability make these goods difficult; e.g. cell phones for domestic violence victims, shoes for Haiti.