Social Justice Action Updates

~ Social Justice Action Updates ~

A "Must Read": 
Washington State Bishops' Pastoral Letter on Poverty  (Nov. 2016)
Who is My Neighbor?
The Face of Poverty in Washington State
Click here to read
Thursdays in Lent:  St. Anne Parish Study/Reflections/Action-Responses


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:  An initial information event for churches will be held on Wednesday, January 25th at 6:30 PM 
(Information on locations/alternative sessions will be posted as soon as it is available.)

Catholics Called to Accompaniment: An Immigration Summit
Saturday, February 11th at Seattle University, 9 AM – 4 PM   In a time of uncertainty and fear for our local immigrant community, join with other Catholic parishioners to learn about the issues at hand and our Catholic call to respond.  Network with other churches and develop concrete plans of support for our immigrant & refugee brothers and sisters.  More information can be found HERE.  Registration is free:


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