We provide education about our rich tradition of Catholic Social Teaching and also opportunities to put faith into action through advocacy efforts on issues such as immigration, budget proposals that would affect those who are poor, etc. There is a commission that plans these activities and initiatives for the parish.
Periodically, Justice and Outreach sponsors programs to inform people about various justice issues. Past educational events have included a panel on CCOP (Camden Churches Organized for People), affordable housing in the state of NJ, advocacy training, a follow up to what is happening in Louisiana post-Katrina and how refugees come to our country through our Catholic Charities. This year, beginning in January, there will be an 8 week course on climate change.
For more information on any of these programs, contact Pat Slater, Pastoral Associate for Justice and Community Outreach.