Current Project

Cultural Diversity at St. Ignatius!

The Immigration Subcommittee of the Justice and Peace Committee invites all parishioners, family and friends to celebrate the rich diversity we’re blessed to encounter at St. Ignatius and throughout our city.

We are grateful to enhance our event by showcasing art and serving cuisine from around the world. The art will be displayed throughout Ignatian Hall, and food will be available.

Sunday, October 21, 2018
After the10:30 Mass
Ignatian Hall

If you have art you are willing to lend us—which will be returned after the event—please contact Brendan Cassidy at bcassidy1916@gmail.com to make arrangements.

If you can please provide a brief explanation (3 to 4 sentences) describing the artist, meaning or historical era. If that information is not available, please simply provide the nation or culture of origin. If you are willing to prepare an ethnic dish to share at the event, please contact Isabelle Garcia at isabellemicaela@gmail.com.

For more information contact Vonetta Edwards – immigration@st-ignatius.net.

Past Project

75,000 Meal Challenge
– September 9, 2018

On a dreary and rainy September 9th St Ignatius parishioners joined more than a hundred other individuals at the Helping Hands meal-­‐packing event. For the third consecutive year two teams that consider Baltimore ‘home’, Catholic Relief Services and the Baltimore Orioles, sponsored the event, which aimed to provide 75,000 packaged meals to women and children in Burkina Faso. In the 1st year the goal was 10,000 meals, and due to the overwhelming support from individuals such as our generous St. Ignatius parishioners by year three the goal was 75,000. 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
immigration@st-ignatius.net

 

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.

Source

Article/Report

PBS

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

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