Social Justice

Contact Rebecca Oxenreider, Minister of Human Concerns, Social Justice and Community Life

 

Legislative Advocacy

All of our outreach and hands-on ministries help to temporarily assist low income families and individuals. However, unless laws change, many problems affecting the most vulnerable members of society will not be addressed. We are invited to be a voice for the voiceless all year, but especially in january and February when the Legislature is in session. Join our advocacy group - the commitment is flexible.


Fair Trade Products

Fair Trade is any alternative way of doing business - one that builds equitable, long term partnerships between consumers in North America and producers in developing regions. Fair Trade businesses pay a fair wage, offer employees an opportunity for advancement, engage in environmentally sound practices and build long term trade relationships. We serve Fair Trade products at parish functions.

We have available for sale Fair Trade coffee, teas, cocoa and candy. We sell these products for what we pay to purchase them. They are delicious! this is one small step each of us can take for justice. Contact Rebecca to purchase Fair Trade products.


Virginia Catholic Conference

The Virginia Catholic Conference represents the public-policy interests of the Commonwealth's Catholic bishops and their two diocese.

On behalf of Bishop Francis DiLorenzo and Bishop Paul Loverde, the Conference engages in advocacy on respect-life, social justice, and education issues through contacts with state and federal lawmakers, grassroots advocates, and media outlets.

To learn more about the VCC, visit the web site: http://vacatholic.org


JustFaith

JustFaith is a conversion based formation process that seeks to provide context in which participants grow in their commitment to the vulnerable and become advocates for justice. JustFaith consists of weekly meetings, and employs books, videos, discussion, prayer, retreats, and hands-on experience. The commitment to this process is thirty weeks.


JustNeighbors

JustNeighbors is conversion based formation process similar to JustFaith, but is completed in less time. The commitment for this process is nine weeks.