In the spirit and tradition of St. Ignatius, we live out our faith through justice and reconciliation. Members of St. Peter serve our sisters and brothers of greater Charlotte who live on the margins, are forgotten or under served. God encourages us with discerning hearts to find how we can use our talents to share justice and His love with others.
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St. Peter focuses on five (5) key social justice areas:
1.) Care for Creation & Our Common Home
2.) Ending Racism
3.) Food, Shelter & Housing
4.) Journeying with Youth
5.) Migration & Refugees
Contemplation and Political Action: An Ignatian Guide to Civic Engagement
The Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States reflects on our Gospel call to promote the common good in the public square. Download the PDF Here
Click here to register for "The Spirit's Call for Ecological Conversion." It will take place on May 16 at 7:00 PM on Zoom and will last approximately 40 minutes. During the service, we will use prayer to help us to grow in interior and communal conversion in support of ecological justice.
Includes the Kennedy Lectures at St. Peter on Racial Justice
- Catholic Charities Food Pantry: The panty is open on Tuesdays from 9 am to 12 pm to collect any donations.
- Loaves & Fishes Uptown- St Peter volunteers at food pantry: Loaves & Fishes is merged with Friendship Trays
- Learn about soup kitchen and bagged lunches programs to serve
- Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region
- Homeless Relief Ministry: collecting furniture & homewares
Journeying with Youth: to assist in educational and career opportunities for youth living in high poverty neighborhoods
Druid Hills Academy Partnership>>
We work with Jesuit led organizations such as Kino Border Initiative and Jesuit Refugee Service, and locally with Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement service.
This is who the Catholic Church is. This is what we as Catholics do. This is pro-family, pro-life.
- Pope Francis invites us to be part of a culture of encounter as we welcome, protect, integrate, and promote immigrants and refugees in our midst.
- Immigration is about real people who are trying to find a better life and a new beginning. It’s about more than statistics, it’s about families. As Pope Francis stated, “Each migrant has a name, a face and a story.”
- Welcoming immigrants is part of Catholic Social Teaching and reflects the Biblical tradition to welcome the stranger.
- The Catholic Church has been welcoming immigrants and refugees to the United States since the nation’s founding and has been integral to helping them integrate into American culture.
- "Why It's Important to Advocate for Migrants, Asylum Seekers and Refugees?" Click here to see a SHORT VIDEO
The Social Justice Ministry:
A faith-centered group which meets monthly to pray, study, plan and act. Our work is based on Catholic Social Teachings. Our current priorities are Improving Race Relations; Informing ourselves and the members of the parish on The Affordable Housing Crisis in Charlotte; and assisting Father John with Letter Writing Campaigns.
For more information contact Barbara Dellinger
We encourage you to engage in faith-filled service. The lessons we teach our children are through what we do as well as what we say...