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in the life and message of our brother Jesus, and in the principles of Catholic
Social Teaching, our St. Joan of Arc Peace and Justice Ministries bring
the Beloved Community together to act on our faith and transform our world.
4:18-19: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed
me to proclaim good news to the poor. The Lord has sent me to proclaim freedom
for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the
oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
The Principles of Catholic Social Teaching: The
Foundation of our Faith and our Shared Future. These principles offer us a lens
through which to see and love the world as God does. They are a powerful
blueprint for us in our work for God's peace and justice:
Dignity: Every one of us is created in the image and
likeness of God.
Good: We realize our human dignity in relationship and
for the Poor: The moral test of our society is how we
treat our most vulnerable.
and Responsibilities: We all have a fundamental right to
what is needed to live in dignity - life, food, shelter, health care,
education, employment. We also have a responsibility to participate in our
public life together.
of Government: The state has a positive moral function to
promote human dignity, protect human rights and build the common good.
Justice: All workers have the right to decent and fair
wages and safe working conditions. No one is allowed to amass excessive wealth
while others lack the basic necessities of life.
of God's Creation: We are called to live in right
relationship with the earth.
of Peace and Disarmament: Peace is not just the absence of
war. Peace is the fruit of justice.
Solidarity: We are called to work together globally in an
We honor human dignity, we build the common
good, we embrace nonviolence, we protect creation, and we change systems of
domination and oppression so that all may know the fullness of God’s love and
love of neighbor.
To learn more about the community of St. Joan of
Arc and the journey of our Peace and Justice Ministries, please email Julie Madden or call her at 612.823.8205x228. We welcome you, wherever you are on your journey!