Our Lady of Hope Social Justice and Peace Ministry

The Our Lady of Hope Social Justice and Peace commission meets on the third Thursday of each month. During COVID 19, we meet by Zoom,
otherwise in person at St. Pius X Hall. If you are interested please email either Elizabeth Manning or Bill Slavick, co-chairs:

E-mail: Bill Slavick   Elizabeth Manning

Our Lady of Hope 2020 Voter Guide (Complete Guide)
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Ignatian Solidarity Network – A Parish Journey for Racial Justice and Equity

Our Parish Council, Social Justice and Peace Ministry and parish staff members are preparing to participate in a zoom meeting this week with other Jesuit parish leaders on how to invite their faith community into reflection, conversation, prayer and action for racial justice and equity. The meeting is being sponsored by the Jesuit Provinces of the US and the Ignatian Solidarity Network. “We realize that all parishes, including those connected to the Jesuits, are in different places on this journey. Our hope for this virtual gathering is to bring together parishes that are in the beginning stages of this personal and communal work. We intend to bring together pastors, members of the pastoral council and parish justice leaders to participate in the conversation- a group that after further prayer and conversation could propose ways forward for the entire faith community.” On the call, participants will hear from 4 parishes about their ongoing racial justice work, engage in small group reflections, receive a toolkit and share ideas with other parish leaders.

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Jesuit Parish Advocacy Day

One of the very positive results of our parish planning and discernment process has been the rebirth of our Social Justice and Peace Ministry. A group of parishioners has been meeting, in person and more recently, via ZOOM. One of the areas of focus has been the treatment of immigrants and refugees. The Ministry recently joined in a ZOOM meeting with members of other Jesuit-connected parishes around the country and participated in the Jesuit Parish Advocacy Day, a time when parish members meet with our Senators to urge action on immigration issues that reflects Catholic social teaching. The following is a report of that Advocacy Day experience. Click Here for Report


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E-mail: ourladyofhope@portlanddiocese.org