DCEH Postcard

Voices for Justice

Let your voice be heard.

Get involved two ways:

    1. Join a leadership team that provides resources and tools to empower our community to work for justice through education and formation.  

    2. Join an e-network and receive one or two e-mails each month inviting you to contact your elected officials about justice issues relevant to our community. You’ll also learn about upcoming justice activities related to our advocacy work.

Sign up for Voices for Justice e-mails.

Raise your voice for these issues:

•    Refugees and immigration

•    Education gap

•    Human trafficking

•    Health care reform

How does our faith connect to advocacy?

•    Catholic Social Teaching

•    Faithful Citizenship — United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Tools for Advocacy

•    Find my elected officials

•    Tips for contacting elected officials

•    Heading Home Hennepin

•    Downtown Coalition to End Homelessness (DCEH)

Advocacy Partners

•    ​Joint Religious Legislative Coalition (JRLC)

•    Archdiocesan Office for Social Justice (OSJ)

•    The Minnesota Catholic Conference

•    Bread for the World

Contact Janice 612.317.3477, with questions or to get more involved in advocating for justice.

Upcoming Events

Sep 30
2017
Saturday
at
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
This Northside Bus Tour is an opportunity to go to North Minneapolis to see both the struggles and the beauty of the North Side of our city. The Bus Tour will be guided by Don Samuels, former...
Register
Iraq Family
Oct 1
2017
Sunday
at
11:00 AM
Meet the Mentors who work with the six families The Basilica cosponsors through your generosity and prayer. These families have arrived in Minnesota from Somalia, Iraq, Burma, Djibouti, and El...
Oct 7
2017
Saturday
at
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
This team works to assist refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.  Rooted in our Catholic Faith, they partner with community organizations, foster long-term relationships, offer financial assistance...
Harvest Pack Volunteers 2016
Oct 8
2017
Sunday
at
10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Help Feed the HungryVolunteer to help pack more than 30,000 meals that will be donated to Community Emergency Services and sent abroad to the Philippines or Haiti. Packing will take place following...
Register
Disability Awareness Committee Peggy Wolfe LaVail Valentines
Oct 15
2017
Sunday
at
10:00 AM
Come and talk with organizations from around the Twin Cities area. Following 9:30 and 11:30am Masses. For more information about any of these events, contact Janet.
Homeless Jesus Sculpture
Oct 15
2017
Sunday
at
11:00 AM
We’re All Two Steps Away…Sunday, October 15, 11:00AMSaints Ambrose/Teresa Room, Ground Level Presentation about the state of homelessness in Minnesota followed by personal stories...
Sister Mary Ann Osborne Art Studio
Oct 23
2017
Monday
at
11:30 AM
The Basilica of Saint Mary is a co-sponsor of this interfaith dialogue featuring guest speaker Melody Moezzi, Iranian-American activist, attorney and author of Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar...
zAmya Theater
Oct 29
2017
Sunday
at
5:45 PM
zAmya Theater Project: Reality Road ShowSunday, October 29, 5:45pmBasilica School, Great HallFree of chargeThe 2017 Reality Roadshow takes media stereotypes of homelessness and turns them inside out...
Homeless Jesus Sculpture
Nov 5
2017
Sunday
at
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Dorothy Day: A Voice for JusticeSunday, November 5, 1:00pmTeresa of Calcutta Hall, Lower Level [asset-2264-149]As a socially conscious journalist and activist--from her late teens until her death at...
Register
Homeless Jesus Sculpture
Nov 12
2017
Sunday
at
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Presentation about the call to defend and promote the dignity of the most vulnerable among us with Dr. Gerald Schlabach. [asset-2314-157]Dr. Gerald Schlabach is a Professor of Theology at the...
Register