Our Catholic social teaching calls upon Catholics to act on behalf of others in practical ways—through direct service (charity) and advocacy (justice). Here are some ways we can volunteer, contribute, advocate, and help to change the structures which oppress people or keep them on the margins of society.
The Catholic Commission
Purpose: As the social action arm of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, the Commission is involved with public policy issues at all levels of government, community development and education and training, promoting and defending the dignity of human life across the continuum of life spectrum and providing social justice education to parishes.
Population Served: Provides advocacy and empowerment on behalf of and along with low-income individuals and families and other vulnerable populations.
Criteria: Summit County parishioners may serve on the 30-member Commission, and/or committees and task forces.
Major Funders: Catholic Charities; annual dinner fundraiser; donations; grants.
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The Catholic Worker
The Catholic Worker Movement, founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in 1933, is grounded in a firm belief in the God-given dignity of every human person.
Today over 185 Catholic Worker communities remain committed to nonviolence, voluntary poverty, prayer, and hospitality for the homeless, exiled, hungry, and forsaken. Catholic Workers continue to protest injustice, war, racism, and violence of all forms. For further information, CLICK HERE.