A Theological Foundation of Ignatian Advocacy

“Following God’s example as related in the Genesis story, [Ignatian Advocacy] attempts to be both companion and collaborator in the processes by which its beneficiaries acquire the capacities they need, and it does so without substituting for their efforts or trying solve their problems from above.”

Author: José María Segura SJ
Source: Global Ignatian Advocacy Network
Date: 2013
Link: See page 6 of the document for article – http://www.sjweb.info/documents/sjs/pj/docs_pdf/PJ110_ENG.pdf


Letter from Archbishop Wenski to EPA on Carbon Pollution

Letter from Archbishop Wenski to the Environmental Protection Agency “on the importance of protecting Creation and poor and vulnerable communities from pollution from existing power plants and from climate change.”

Source: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Date: May 29, 2014
Link: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/environment/environmental-justice-program/upload/letter-to-epa-from-archbishop-wenski-on-carbon-emissions-standards-2014-05-29.pdf

Immigration Reform Fact Sheet

Immigration reform talking points from NETWORK: Catholic Social Justice Lobby.

Link: http://www.networklobby.org/files/Immigration%20Reform%20Fact%20Sheet1.pdf

CCHD and Catholic Charities Letter to Senators on Minimum Wage

“On behalf of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Charities USA, we write to express our concern with the ongoing decent jobs crisis as well as the resulting inequality in our communities and country. We urge you to consider closely any legislation that begins to heal our broken economy by promoting decent work and ensuring fair and just compensation for all workers.”

Source: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Date: January 8, 2014
Link: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/labor-employment/upload/joint-minimum-wage-letter-2014-01-08.pdf

Raise the Minimum Wage Campaign

A project of National Employment Law Project, Raise the Minimum Wage provides a rich selection of informational resources, quick facts, and ways to take action on minimum wage legislation.

Source: National Employment Law Project
Link: http://www.raisetheminimumwage.com/

Immigration Questions and Answers

The U.S. Jesuit Conference provides answers to 11 of the tough questions asked by Congressional staff when advocating for humane immigration reform.

Source: U.S. Jesuit Conference

Jesuit University and High School Alumni in Congress

Lists all of the Jesuit University and High School Alumni serving in the 113th U.S. Congress.

Link: https://www.ignatiansolidarity.net/jesuit-university-high-school-alumni-congress/

Global Ignatian Advocacy Network

“News and information about bridge-building marginalized communities and decision makers, in the spirit of St. Ignatius of Loyola”

Link: http://www.ignatianadvocacy.org/