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.
St. Peter focuses on four (4) key social justice areas: Migration & Refugees, Shelter & Housing, Journeying with Youth and Ending Racism.
Migration & Refugees: Read Latest news USCCB President Condemns Threat of Widespread Enforcement Actions and New Rule Drastically Limiting Asylum
Initiatives that support the advocacy, education and direct service of migrants and refugees: We work with Jesuit led organizations such as Kino Border Initiative and Jesuit Refugee Service, and locally with Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement service.
Refugee Resettlement - Catholic Charities Refugee services. Volunteer opportunities link.
Kino Border Initiative - Humanitarian aid, education and advocacy at the Arizona/Mexico border. For the 3rd year, a group from St Peter visited the KBI in Nogales,Mexico and Arizona. See this link for the presentation from parishioner Bill Aheron,liaison with KBI. Individuals can order items from the
KBI Amazon Wish List with Instructions to have them sent directly to KBI.
Shelter & Housing:
Men's Shelter N. Tryon
Room in the Inn
Urban Ministry Center
Habitat Ministry We are building starting September 14! Habitat video
Loaves & Fishes Uptown
Homeless Relief Ministry
Journeying with Youth: to assist in educational and career opportunities for youth living in high poverty neighborhoods
Druid Hills Academy Partnership
Our Social Justice ministry has a continuing dialogue initiative with Our Lady of Consolation's Black Cultural Commission. Pastor Basile Sede of Our Lady of Consolation recently spoke on a pastoral approach to Cultural Diversity - link here.
In their new pastoral letter against racism, Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love, the Catholic bishops of the United States invite conversion of hearts, minds, and institutions in order to address the evil of racism that still exists in our communities.
Please open these resources: Open Wide our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love, USCCB Issues and action.
The Social Justice Ministry:
is 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...
Volunteer opportunities link