Human Concerns/Justice and Peace

The Human Concerns Ministry seeks to lead St. Edward's parishioners in the fulfillment of the Gospel call to love of neighbor and the Church's call to action on behalf of justice.  The Human Concerns Ministry seeks opportunities to respond to the needs of the deprived, disabled, neglected, incarcerated and oppressed in the parish, in our community and in the world at large.  Of equal importance, we promote legislative advocacy for a consistent ethic of life including the rights of the unborn; we also promote advocacy seeking economic  and political justice for the oppressed and empowerment of the marginalized in our society.

Green Envelope for Human Concerns: are provided monthly to parishioners to support this ministry.

The Human Concerns Committee meets monthly in the Parish Center on the second Tuesday at 7 pm.  It is the umbrella for all of the ministries and subcommittees listed below and also has the following responsibilities:

  • Review and recommend funding for local organizations who work with the poor
  • Sponsor educational and justice programs, e.g. the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and Respect Life.

Human Concerns/Justice and Peace Programs


CARITAS

Our parish is hosting families who are homeless from December 16 to 30. There are many opportunities for you to put your faith into action! Review the options and choose the spots you like! Many hands make light work, so let’s all chip in! http://signup.com/go/QmhTRdh Questions? Jennifer.snider@stedwardch.org.