Community Life

Committee for Social Justice

 

The mission of the Committee for Social Justice is to educate and empower people in principles and practices derived from biblical injunctions to live justly and peaceably as these are embodied in Catholic Social Teaching, to encourage people to become actively involved with those in need, and to participate in programs that work for a more just and peaceful world. Committee members educate each other about Catholic Social Teaching, assist the pastoral staff in raising social awareness and concerns, and collaborate with other ministries and community partners in activities such as the Walk Against Hunger and the Local Giving Tree.

 

Upcoming Social Justice Events:

  • TBD

Current Social Justice Issues: 

  • MALTA JUSTICE INITIATIVE: 

    Suppose someone told you about a plan for prison reform in Connecticut formulated to reduce spending on the State prison system, reduce prison population and recidivism as well as closing half of the State prisons within five years and the practical steps to accomplish them. 

    The Malta Justice Initiative will share that “Justice Imperative” plan in a presentation by John Santa, Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 6:30 pm in the Urban Ministry Center. The “Justice Imperative’ presentation was well-received last October, and this time will include additional information related to the “Second Chance Society” legislation being considered in the State Assembly. 

    Please call the parish office to register so we know how many handouts to prepare. Free-will offering.

  • OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALK – To Fight Suicide. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Join us for a day of hope, support and healing. Help us save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide – Register or start a walk team online today! Afsp.org/walk – Hwhite@afsp.org Heather White 413-387-3770

    Rockwell Park, Bristol – Saturday, September 24, 2016
    Great River Park, Hartford – Saturday, October 15, 2016