Have you been wondering how you can be more involved in our church? Are you looking for a way to deepen your spiritual commitment? The opportunity to serve may be the answer as we sincerely try to live the commandment “love our neighbors as ourselves”!
St. Ignatius Loyola said that love is to be shown more in deeds than in words. The Xavier Peace and Justice Committee invite you to join us in our efforts to proclaim the living Gospel, examining root causes of injustice, and advocating for reform. Recent events and advocacy include our co-sponsoring with Xavier Mission, a hunger banquet and film screening to focus attention on food insecurity. We are currently formulating actions for continuing our advocacy for the food insecure. Our water justice group is currently working on several initiatives that will allow Xavier to concretely address water (and waste) issues right at home on 16th street and there is ongoing work on many fronts against modern day slavery. We have sponsored congressional visits to advocate for immigration reform and a fair living wage – among other things- and we are hoping to apply that level of advocacy to city and state representatives and officials as well. Please join us in our efforts to bring justice to these and other important issues. We generally meet 1 time per month from September through May, with sub-committees meeting as needed. We welcome new members!
Please come to our December 13th meeting to learn more about our work. If you have any questions before this meeting, please contact Tracey Tynan, John Karle or Peter Locascio at firstname.lastname@example.org. With the power of conscience and our unshakeable faith, together we can “go forth and set the world on fire”! Peace.