Catholics for Peace and Justice
is an organization of people in southeastern Wisconsin who affirm the Church's teaching on human dignity which upholds a "consistent ethic of life" for all. We are concerned about the state of our nation and world. We see a world threatened by war, terrorism, growing economic inequality, environmental catastrophe, and divisions between religions, nations, races, genders, and ethnic groups. We call on Catholics, and all people of faith, to consider whether their political and economic beliefs and actions are reflective of their faith.
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Updated Events 

"Inequality for All" 
Film Screening and Discussion
Tuesday, September 23 - 6:30 to 8:30 pm
A passionate argument for the middle class and important precursor to the fall elections.
Come. Learn. Bring a Friend.
The 400 richest Americans now own more wealth than the bottom 150 million combined. Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich sees this disparity as a threat to democracy. Inequality for All" explains why. The screening of the film will be followed by a 30 min guided group discussion.
 
Location: Our Lady of Lourdes 3722 S. 58th St., Milwaukee.

Featured Book:  Radical Compassion:  Finding Christ in the Heart of the Poor By Gary Smith, SJ
For more than twenty-five years, Gary Smith, S.J., has lived among and ministered to the poor. Read more and More book recommendations

Invitation to the Annual School of the Americas Watch "Teach-in and Vigil" participate in the annual School of the Americas Watch teach-in and vigil on November 21-23, 2014, in Columbus, GA. 


Following Pope Francis
Pope Francis Reveals Top 10 Secrets to Happiness
National Catholic Reporter – The Francis Chronicles 
Slowing down, being generous and fighting for peace are part of Pope Francis' secret recipe for happiness. Read more…  
Advocating for Peace, Justice, Human Dignity and the Empowerment of Others
Join with others in our community advocating for the poor and disenfranchised. Advocacy works when we work together.

 Combating Poverty Elevating the Debate  
One hundred and fifty  local religious leaders from throughout Milwaukee and beyond met on June 4th at Marquette University in the Alumni Memorial Union for a symposium on Combating Poverty: Elevating the Debate.  LINK HERE to Media Coverage, Participant Materials, Presentations and Ideas for Actions at Your Church.  

   Comprehensive Immigration Reform        
Join Catholics across the country advocating for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.  August Legislative Action is for the Children at the border...   More...


   11X15 for Safer Healthier Communities     
Join the campaign to reduce Wisconsin's prison population to 11,000 by 2015. There are three very good initiatives coming up in the State Senate. Find out how to support them.    www.prayforjusticeinwi.org 

2013 Social Justice Ministry World Cafe Conversation Notes are posted 


"One Human Family, Food for All" 
    Campaign Prayer  More Info...   .