Presentation on parish mobilization for social justice (with the example of environmental justice) by St. Ignatius – Portland.
Presentation about St. Ignatius – Portland’s partnership with Portland Clean Energy.
Letter for our Parish Life Handbook for a short explanation of our parish’s ecojustice social justice focus – the history at our parish, the connection to Catholic Social Teaching and the call to Act, Advocate, Assess, Learn and Pray together.
Excerpts and reflections connected to ecojustice and Catholic Social Teaching. Valuable for rooting our advocacy and social justice efforts in CST and communicating those connections.
An addition to our new employee and volunteer leader guides for sustainability best practices that our St. Ignatius community follow.
Outline of the St. Ignatius Fellowship position, a full-time paid position for a young person finishing a post-graduate year of service (often former Jesuit Volunteers), especially as this role has focused on the social justice ministry, among other responsibilities.Outline of the St. Ignatius Fellowship position, a full-time paid position for a young person finishing a post-graduate year of service (often former Jesuit Volunteers), especially as this role has focused on the social justice ministry, among other responsibilities.
This presentation can serve as a template for a presentation to discern a social justice advocacy issue. It starts by rooting the conversation in our Catholic and Jesuit Identity, shares what the parish had done so far and then presents possible advocacy focuses with the question, “how can we best move forward from here?”
When St. Ignatius started to get involved more with advocacy on an ecojustice area, we shared the possibilities with parishioners and asked for their input on an issue to focus on. To help them make an informed decision, this discernment guide was offered with background on the topics, connections to Catholic Social Teaching and examples of how people could get involved. While this guide is Portland, OR specific, could be used as a template.