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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

School supplies
Jul 30
2017
Sunday
at
(All day)
The Basilica Refugee Committee is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to benefit Ascension Catholic School students.Donations can be dropped off at weekend masses through Sunday, August 6th. Then...
Register
Aug 5
2017
Saturday
at
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Join together with people throughout the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.The goal of this August event will be:To gather Black Catholics from around the Archdiocese To review and share about...
Aug 5
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...
School supplies
Aug 6
2017
Sunday
at
(All day)
The Basilica Refugee Committee is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to benefit Ascension Catholic School students.Donations can be dropped off at weekend masses through Sunday, August 6th. Then...
Register
Aug 7 to Aug 11
2017
Monday
at
(All day)
Join The Basilica team as we work on a home Monday, August 7-Friday, August 11 in Minneapolis. Volunteers are needed to build—no construction experience required. We’ll train you and you can work at...
School supplies
Aug 13
2017
Sunday
at
7:30 AM to 2:00 PM
The Basilica Refugee Committee is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to benefit students attending the Church of the Ascension Catholic School.Supplies Needed: Drop-off Deadline Sunday, August...
Register
Aug 13
2017
Sunday
at
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Praying for healing in a divided community vurdened by violence, grief and distrust.The ecumenical faith leaders of Come Together invite all to a service of music, prayer,...
Sep 2
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...
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Sep 14
2017
Thursday
at
5:30 PM
Urban Immersion RetreatFace the Facts: Understanding PovertyThursday, September 14, 5:30pmTeresa of Calcutta Hall, Lower LevelJoin us for an experiential learning opportunity that guides participants...
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...