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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 Events 
"Inequality for All" 
Film Screening and Discussion
Tuesday, September 23 - 6:30 to 8:30 pm
The number of WI children in poverty now exceeds the previous highest group in poverty - Seniors. 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. 

Building Thriving Community Beyond Segregation in Milwaukee "City Wide Dialogue" – Oct 5
Sunday, October 5, 12:30-3:30 pm City-wide Dialogue “Building Thriving Community: Beyond Segregation in Milwaukee” at the Zilber School of Public Health.  Come to engage with others in dialogue, to share diverse perspectives, and to create new relationships and networks. Free and open to the public. REGISTER HERE   


Featured Book:  Radical Compassion:  Finding Christ in the Heart of the Poor By Gary Smith, SJ

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. 


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 


Following Pope Francis
On Conflict
“Conflict arises when people judge others; look only at others' defects, not their gifts; give more weight to differences than common ground; make themselves the top priority; and follow their own ambitions and points of view" “...the holiness of the church [is] in recognizing in each other the image of God,"Pope Francis – August 27, 2014