Current Project


11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
at the ICE Baltimore Office
31 Hopkins Plaza

“Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity. They are children, women, and men who leave or are forced to leave their homes for various reasons, who share a legitimate desire for knowing and having, but above all for being more.” – Pope Francis (Message for the 2014 World Day of Migrants and Refugees, September 24, 2013)

Join parishioners of St. Ignatius (Baltimore) and Holy Trinity (Washington) for a prayer vigil to show our solidarity with our brothers and sisters seeking asylum from unimaginable situations. Led by laity from both parishes, the vigil will raise Catholic voices on behalf of some of our most vulnerable men, women, children and families. Raise your voice in prayer with us – a prayer that reminds us all lives are worthy of dignity.

For Details & to RSVP: (Baltimore) (Washington)


Past Project

Celebrating Our Cultural Differences – October 21, 2018

On Sunday, October 21st, St. Ignatius Catholic Community celebrated its wealth of diversity with its inaugural International Food & Cultural Arts Festival. This festival, organized by the Justice & Peace Committee’s Immigration Subcommittee, saw record numbers of parishioners attend and participate in the festivities. Parishioners and members of the Ignatian community assembled in Ignatian Hall where they enjoyed music, food prepared by parishioners, and temporarily donated artwork.  READ MORE

The Immigration Subcommittee was formed by parishioners concerned about the injustices faced by immigrant, refugee and asylee families and individuals. Many of today’s immigrants leave their home countries because of intense violence, lack of opportunity, economic or legal injustices and persecution due to religion, gender, sexual orientation or political affiliation. We feel called by the Gospel and guided by Catholic Social Teaching to welcome the stranger by seeing in the immigrant the face of Christ. The United States is a country built by immigrants, most of us need to look back only one or two generations to discover our own immigrant ancestors.

Contact Information

Vonetta Edwards
Immigration Subcommittee Chair


Justice & Peace Meetings

The Justice & Peace Committee generally meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. Click here for complete information.

Details, facts and articles regarding our Family Mentoring Program.

Things you can do right now that will make a difference.

Details on upcoming events presented by the Immigration Subcommittee.

Visit events presented by the Immigration Subcommittee in the past.

A collection of articles including immigration myths & human rights facts.

A list of external partners and references committed to immigration needs.




What happened to immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border? 

Take time to watch PBS Frontline’s Separated: Children at the Border, an hour-long documentary exploring the impact of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, and how both Trump and Obama dealt with minors at the border.

A Message To My Friends About Immigration – From PBS

Ignatian Solidarity Network

Ignatian Solidarity Network Strongly Condemns Termination of Temporary Protected Status for Honduras

The Ignatian Solidarity Network strongly condemns the Trump administration’s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Honduras in January 2020. TPS protects individuals and families who would otherwise be in harm’s way in their countries of origin, which are recovering from catastrophic events such as natural disaster, war, famine, or disease. As people of faith, we believe in the dignity of human life and denounce a decision to return people to conditions where their lives will be immediately put in danger.  READ MORE

Jesuit Relief Service

Baltimore, MD, 16 January, 2018 – St. Ignatius Parish in Baltimore, MD has taken many actions to respond to Pope Francis’s call to welcome, protect, promote, and integrate refugees and migrants. Here are six of them they’ve shared…READ MORE

“Runners for Others”:  Ignatian 5 K Run

We are proud to announce that the Runners for Others: An Ignatian 5K will present the 2018 “Beyond the Finish Line” Award to Vonetta Edwards, PhD!! This annual award celebrates Ignatian service and commitment to others by honoring an individual possessing the vision, courage, humility and stamina to make great things happen. READ MORE