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JRS/USA’s 2019 Advocacy Day

On Thursday, April 4th Members of St. Ignatius traveled to Washington, DC to advocate with other Jesuit organizations for the plight of refugees.

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One Refugee’s Journey of Survival, Resilience, and Education.

Dr. Mirelle shared her story of being a refugee forced to flee from conflict into freedom. Presented on Sunday, February 24th

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Author Roxane Gay Speaks at 26th Annual MLK Convocation at Loyola University

In her lecture, “Roxane Gay With One N,” the author will discuss social issues as it relates to her ongoing work in feminism, body image, and social justice. A book signing will follow the lecture. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets will no longer be required, but advance registration for guests who have not yet registered is required. Additional information about the event can be found at www.loyola.edu/mlk.

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Film Showing and Facilitated Discussion: “Healing Justice”

As part of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Weekend at St. Ignatius, the Racial Justice Subcommittee will show the video Healing Justice a video about the criminal justice system and the prison pipeline as it affects the system of justice in the African American society. Presented in 3 short segments each followed by a 20-minute group facilitated discussion. The 3rd discussion will be followed by a panel of attorneys and criminal justice specialists who will each speak for 3-5 minutes and then the floor will be open to questions.

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Film Showing: “Rosewood”

Sponsored by the Racial Justice Subcommittee and part of the “Honoring the Dream – MLK Commemoration Week.”

”Rosewood” describes a heinous, long-hidden racial incident that occurred in Florida in 1923, an escalating tragedy that led to the destruction of a prosperous black town. A false accusation of assault allowed Rosewood’s envious white neighbors to embark on a witch hunt in which at least eight people (and probably many more) died. It took only a few days for the population of Rosewood to be scattered, and for the town to be wiped off the map. Black survivors of the massacre finally received reparations in 1993. The film, a large-scale re-enactment of this shameful episode, has been directed by John Singleton, who is known for his concern with social issues.

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75,000 Meal Challenge – September 9, 2018

St. Ignatius is participating in Catholic Relief Services’ 2018 75,000 Meal Challenge, hosted by the Orioles, and we need you to join our Fundraising Effort! Our goal is to raise $1,500, which would be used by CRS to send 75,000 meals to vulnerable people in Burkina Faso, West Africa. It will also support long-term projects that empower individuals to be self-sufficient. You can support our efforts by donating directly on our page or by joining our team of fund raisers at the link –

https://crs.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.team&teamID=5531.

If you join our team, you may also be eligible to participate in the meal packaging event at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Sunday, September 9, from 10:00 AM  to 2:00 PM, which will feature appearances by The Oriole Bird and Orioles Alumni! There is also a mass scheduled from 9:00 AM -10:00 AM at the park. But you must hurry and register, because only the first 400 people can participate in this fun opportunity to make a difference! Every day, thousands of people are afflicted by hunger forcing many to risk dangerous journeys hoping to survive in foreign lands. This is an easy opportunity to contribute towards the creation of a hunger-free world.

For more information contact : immigration@st-ignatius.net.

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Bridge Prison Ministry Presentation – July 22, 2018

St. Ignatius and the Justice & Peace Committee welcome Rev. Scott Adams of Campus Ministry at Loyola University Maryland to introduce a new Prison Ministry Bridge Project in the Chapel of Grace on Sunday, July 22, 2018 immediately following the 10:30 AM Mass. 

Prison Ministry Bridge Project Overview 

The Prison Ministry Bridge Project is a faith-based initiative designed to provide support to justice concerned women, men and youth by engaging them in thought provoking and inspiring spiritual gatherings at Baltimore/Maryland Correctional Institutions. Groups will be unisex and members and friends from St. Ignatius are welcome to participate. READ MORE

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Earth Day at St. Ignatius – April 22, 2018

At St. Ignatius the Green Team is working to bring our parish into closer alignment with God’s Earth. Join us on April 22nd for liturgy and fellowship that focuses our attention on these critical environmental issues. On Earth Day, the Fellowships after the 10:30 AM and 6:00 PM Masses will be sponsored by the Green Team and will include lots of great foods including vegan and vegetarian dishes, fair trade coffee, and organic cookies, plus the Green Library will have its ribbon cutting after 10:30 AM Mass. READ MORE

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Plant Trees with Blue Water Baltimore – April 18, 2018

The St. Ignatius Green Team is engaging with community groups throughout Baltimore to partner in environmental efforts including tree plantings and neighborhood clean up. Join us on April 18th for our first effort with Blue Water Baltimore to plant trees in the Druid Heights Neighborhood. READ MORE

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Documentary: “Beyond the Dream” – April 15, 2018

Roadtrip Nation: Beyond the Dream brings to light the stories of those confined to the darkest shadows in American society: undocumented immigrants. The film follows Alexis, Rachel, and Pratishtha, who were each brought to the U.S. at a young age by their parents. They all have temporary relief from deportation, but not legal status. READ MORE

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Racism in the Catholic Church – April 14, 2018

Pope Francis said, “Racism today is the ultimate evil in our world.”

Dr. Greer G. Gordon’s back by popular demand following the Call to Action Conference this past October. Greer will continue our exploration of Racism in the Catholic Church, specifically here in Baltimore. READ MORE

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Ecumenical and Interfaith Prayer Service – April 12, 2018

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. READ MORE

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Bishop Madden’s Prayer walk for Peace in the City on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The St. Ignatius Justice & Peace Committee is hosting this month’s Prayer Walk for Peace in the City with Bishop Madden. This Lenten walk, on  Wednesday, February 28, beginning at 5:30 PM, will begin here at St. Ignatius (740 N. Calvert Street). READ MORE

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Maryland Fight For $15 Campaign Launch

A J&P Economic Justice Subcommittee Event. In honor of Dr. King’s dream of ending poverty, join Maryland FF $15 to fight to raise wages for Maryland workers statewide. READ MORE

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Film Showing: I Am Not Your Negro

Presented by the Racial Justice Subcommittee of the St. Ignatius Justice & Peace Committee, I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book that social critic James Baldwin never finished. READ MORE

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39th Annual Social Ministry Convocation

Join us for the 39th Annual Social Ministry Convocation (SMC) on March 3, 2018 for a day of prayer, education, and solidarity to inspire and renew us in living out Catholic Social Teaching and working for a peaceful and just society. READ MORE

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Warriors of Healing

The nativist and racial demagoguery of past year has revealed and emboldened the evil of racism. This evil continues to undermine the credibility of the Church and tears at the fabric of our schools, work places, neighborhoods, and city. It is the original sin of the American republic. READ MORE

Past Event Sampling

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Guns, Freedom and Human Dignity

A panel discussion featuring Baltimore County Police Chief, Jim Johnson; Professor and Author Firmin DeBrabander; and Community Activist, Joshua Smith. READ MORE

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Concrete Rose

A lecture by community activist, Joshua Smith in the aftermath of the uprising in Baltimore. The focus was on mentoring, spiritual formation and workforce development for the young black men in Baltimore city. READ MORE

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Racial Justice Harmony

This event was to reflect on our Christian call to Racial Justice. It included a reception with Cultural Foods; Meet & Greet; Exhibit of St. Ignatius Church’s history of involvement with the African American Community. READ MORE

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Cracking the Codes

As part of the “Keeping the Dream Alive – a celebration of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. St. Ignatius presented the interactive documentary Cracking the Codes; The System of Racial Inequity as the springboard to a Racial Dialogue Event. READ MORE

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Housing For All

St Ignatius reserved a Sunday for signing a petition following each weekend Mass to place a charter amendment on the Baltimore City ballot for an affordable housing trust fund to support families of four making less than $41,500 per year. READ MORE

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