Social Justice Action Updates

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Make this lunch Count! 
Sacred Heart Shelter's  25th Annual  SOUPLINE 
> > Fundraiser benefiting the families of Sacred Heart Shelter  -
An all-you-can-eat lunch featuring delicious soups from some of Seattle's best eating establishments.   Suggested Donation: 
$20

Thursday November 9, 2017    11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Plymouth Congregational church   1217  6th Avenue,  downtown Seattle

for more information:  GillianP@ccsww.org   206-285-7489

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Rest in Peace
Mass for the
Deceased Homeless

Thurs. Nov. 9   5:30 pm
St. James Cathedral
9th Ave. at Marion St.

 in downtown Seattle
A special Mass in memory of the men and women
who died on the streets or by violence
in our community this past year.

  

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Pope Francis declares Nov. 19 “World Day of the Poor.” 
 https://www.ncronline.org/news/vatican/launching-world-day-poor-francis-says-no-christian-may-disregard-serving-them

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) offers suggestions on how faith communities, families and individuals can bring "World Day of the Poor" home and give it life:
https://www.crs.org/get-involved/learn/resource-center/world-day-poor-resources

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An invitation from our neighbors at The Well at Queen Anne United Methodist Church :

Come, join the conversation!

We are an intentional community committed to justice and compassion; a place to safely explore issues that affect mind, body, spirit, community, and world; and, a movement committed to contemplative action.For details and program descriptions, visit:   http://www.thewellqueenanne.org/events/

 

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Restorative Justice Peacemaking Circles -   King County Juvenile Court is currently piloting Peacemaking Circles as an alternative, community-based way to resolve certain juvenile felony cases.  This reduces incarceration, fosters healing for both victims and offenders, and affords a profound opportunity for transformation. This is the Gospel in action and it is unfolding right here in our own backyard.  The Archdiocese of Seattle is actively involved in promoting this approach!  Find out how your parish can participate: 
(Information on locations/alternative sessions will be posted as it becomes available.)

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A "Must Read": 
Washington State Bishops' Pastoral Letter on Poverty  
Who is My Neighbor?
The Face of Poverty in Washington State
Click here to read 

 

U. S. Bishops and Catholic Relief Services object to new Executive Orders on  migration and refugees :

 

Tent City 5 Interbay
is located at 3234  17th Ave. W. (between W. Dravus and W. Bertona)
For check-list of current needs, including calendar for providing hot meals, lunch sacks and/or snacks,  visit
sharewheel.org/tent-city-5

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Aegis of Queen Anne
at Rodgers Park

is seeking volunteers who could lead or work with residents interested in:
Handcrafting (knit, /crochet, etc.)
Book club / discussion group
Any type of music (appreciation, perform, teach, etc.)

Contact Erin Staadecker
(206) 387-4134

Erin.Staadecker@aegisliving.com

Click here to see Aegis' complete list of options for volunteer activities

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