Newsletter, March 2017

A New Social Justice Website! 
The Social Justice Resource Center has developed a new website! It has information and resources organized around major issues, principles of faith and values, ways to respond, key dates throughout the year, biographies of famous people involved with social justice & a listing of Chicago area events. Scroll down to see more or click here

The site currently focuses on 20 issues: capital punishment, the criminal justice system in the U.S., economic justice, the environment, gun violence in America, housing, human trafficking, global hunger, immigration, labor, the minimum wage, poverty, racism, refugees, the U.S. Budget, wage theft, war, access to water, the "welfare" system in the United States & inequalities women face. Click here to see more.

The site features more than 150 key dates throughout the year, highlighting important issues, commemorating anniversaries of important events and recognizing key individuals. See more here.
There are more than 100 links to biographies of individuals who have worked for social justice from Marian Anderson to Mohammad Yunus. See more here.
The site offers resources on fundamental principles such as: justice, peace, forgiveness and Catholic social teaching. See more here.
There are lots of ideas for getting involved including: community organizing, purchasing fair trade goods, legislative advocacy, simple living, socially responsible investing, volunteering and service. Learn more.
The new site lists hundreds of key facts & figures as well as church teaching focused around each issue. See more here.
There are over 1,200 resources, including publications, films, websites, prayers and quotes -- all organized around each issue, principle and action. To see more, click here.
The site provides a calendar of social justice related events around the Chicago area such as programs, speakers, workshops, conferences and films. Each event has a link to a map providing the location. See more.
Vic & Mary Doucette are members of St. Francis Xavier parish in Wilmette, Illinois, where they have helped coordinate the social justice ministry for the past 10 years. They are JustFaith grads and very active in the community -- volunteering with local organizations as well as doing service work in countries around the world. Vic has spent most of his career working for the church at the parish, diocesan and national levels. They intend to add to the site as they gather more materials. If you have any comments or suggestions, please let them know at: