Justice & Peace
Some resources on Justice and Peace address various social justice concerns rather than single issues found in other sections of this website. Identified below are some of the most active and helpful.
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: https://www.cbpp.org
The Center’s stated mission is to “pursue federal and state policies designed both to reduce poverty and inequality and to restore fiscal responsibility in equitable and effective ways.”
CREDO Action: https://credoaction.com
CREDO Action and CREDO Mobilize “direct millions of signatures, emails and calls to politicians and other key decision-makers. We make activism easy, so any CREDO member can become a highly effective campaigner for equality and social justice.”
CODEPINK describes itself as “a women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect our tax dollars into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming programs.”
- Coalition on Human Needs: https://www.chn.org
The Coalition on Human Needs (CHN) is “an alliance of national organizations working together to promote public policies which address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations. The Coalition’s members include civil rights, religious, labor and professional organizations, service providers and those concerned with the well being of children, women, the elderly and people with disabilities.”
- Education for Justice: https://educationforjustice.org
A website of the Center of Concern, Education for Justice provides a variety of justice resources “designed to promote greater knowledge of Catholic Social Teaching and highlight the connection between current world events and our faith. Living as a disciple in a globalized world requires both greater awareness of local and global justice issues and ongoing faith formation.”
Faith in Public Life: https://www.faithinpubliclife.org
Faith in Public Life describes itself as “a strategy center for the faith community, advancing faith in the public square as a powerful force for justice, compassion and the common good.” It perceives its unique role as “creating innovative communications and advocacy campaigns that enable the faith community’s progressive vision to impact society for the greater good.
- NETWORK: https://networklobby.org
NETWORK defines itself and its mission as “a Catholic leader in the global movement for justice and peace, educates, organizes and lobbies for economic and social transformation.” Its website lists the variety of issues it is currently addressing.
- People’s Action: https://peoplesaction.org
People’s Action is a network of grassroots organizations that describes its mission as working “to advance a national economic and racial justice agenda.”
- SHARE El Salvador: www.share-elsalvador.org
SHARE’s mission statement says that the organization “strengthens solidarity with and among the Salvadoran people in El Salvador and the United States in the struggle for economic sustainability, justice, and human and civil rights.”
They do this especially through education, advocacy, and major delegations to the country.
Social Justice Resource Center: https://socialjusticeresourcecenter.org
The Social Justice Resource Center states its mission as “to link faith to action by providing information and resources on the social issues of our time.” It provides resources on a variety of issues.
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC): https://www.uusc.org
The UUSC works to “advance human rights together with an international community of grassroots partners and advocates.”
- USCCB: Catholic Campaign for Human Development: www.usccb.org/about/catholic-campaign-for-human-development
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is “the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, working to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ.” It provides direct assistance and education on poverty and its causes.