Justice and Peace Committee

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Our Mission Statement

Inspired by the vision of the Gospel and Catholic Social Teaching, the members of the Justice and Peace Committee at Our Lady of the Lake Parish seek to foster ways which promote the dignity of all persons and all creation and bring about justice and peace. Challenged by the example of Christ, the group strives to follow and to teach, by example, this foundational dimension of our Faith.

Current Events

OLL parishioners have begun the conversation on building a Racially Just Parish. Participants of the August 28, 2021 event created a narrative report that you can view HERE. The first meeting was held Sept. 21st and a report from the meeting can be read HERE.
 
The next meeting will be via Zoom on October 18th. If you are interested in participating, please register HERE. Please refer questions to Parishadmin@ollseattle.org

Catholic Social Teaching Stories Project

The OLL Justice and Peace Committee has reflected on the Catholic Social Teachings and developed an OLL Commitment Statement based on them. We are inviting all parishioners to participate in a Stories Project through which we can deepen our understanding of these statements and live them out more fully for the common good. To learn more or submit a story, please click the button below:

Thoughts on Catholic Social Teaching

Members of our Justice and Peace Committee wrote a series of newsletters and short essays elaborating on USCCB's Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching. Please click the button below to read more:

Get Involved by:

On our Resources Page you will find organizations to learn about, eco-tips, info on investing for the common good and materials on subjects such as:
  • Building a Just Parish
  • Open Wide Our Hearts & Anti-racism
  • Lake City Partners Ending Homelessness
  • Educational Emails on Catholic Social Teaching during the Covid Era
  • Prayers for Justice and Peace
  • Readings on Catholic Social Teaching
  • and so much more...