“We must love our neighbor
as being made in the image
of God and as an object of
His love.”

St. Vincent de Paul

 

Poverty, Homelessness and Food Insecurity Justice Circle

 

Our Circle focuses both on hands-on service and on advocacy for systemic change:

For hands-on service, we have

For Advocacy, we have

  • Kept track of efforts to build affordable housing in Delhi and around Cincinnati
  • Written letters to Congress in support of the Farm Bill and the Food Stamp program
  • Begun monitoring proposed local, state and national legislation limiting large corporations trying to buy up local housing
  • Worked on a petition to fund the Affordable Housing Trust Fund

We also offer prayer and education opportunities

  • With the Earth Justice Circle, we collaborated during Lent on daily prayer postings and a longer prayer service focused on poverty
  • We are beginning to compile a library of books on poverty, homelessness, and food insecurity and hope to invite speakers on these topics.
  • For Catholic social teaching on poverty, homelessness, and food insecurity, click the button below.

We welcome new members – both to our Circle meetings, which are generally once a month on a Friday morning, to help with our activities, or simply to support us in prayer.

Contact S. Pat Wittberg (spwittberg@srcharitycinti.org) for more information about this circle and if you would like join.

Further Your Education on these Issues:

  • Read Evicted by Matthew Desmond
  • Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall
  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
  • Homelessness Is a Housing Problem: How Structural Factors Explain U.S. Patterns by Gregg Colburn and Clayton Page Aldern
  • The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
  • Black Food Matters: Racial Justice in the Wake of Food Justice edited by Hanna Garth and Ashanté M. Reese
  • Feeding the Crisis: Care and Abandonment in America’s Food Safety Net by Maggie Dickinson

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Sisters of Charity as well as employees of the SCs and MSJU traveled to Emmitsburg, Maryland, last week for a pilgrimage retreat to immerse themselves in the spiritual serenity and history of the area. Read More. Read More.