Peace and Justice

The Diocesan Peace and Justice Commission works to make Catholic Social Teaching come alive by providing programs and projects and various advocacy efforts for parishes and individuals.

The commission promotes the social justice work of groups such as the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development, Catholics Confront Global Poverty, Catholic Relief ServicesFarmer-to-Farmer and Food Resource Bank programs as well as their many Fair Trade offerings, Rice Bowl and many others.

Most of the following links offer opportunities to sign up for newsletters or action alerts.  Consider how you can share this information or take action.  If you would like to be a peace and justice contact person for your parish or cluster, or would like more information on any peace and justice issue, please contact

United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s (USCCB) – Justice, Peace and Human Development

United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s (USCCB) – International Justice and Peace

United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s (USCCB) – Migration and Refugee Services

Justice for Immigrants

Catholics Confront Global Poverty International Justice and Peace

Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services – Fair Trade

Catholic Rural Life

Catholic Climate Covenant

Polaris Project