Newman offers numerous opportunities for getting involved in social justice issues. Below is a brief description of each of the social justice groups at Newman, which are grounded in Catholic social teaching. Clicking on a group’s link will take you to the group’s page which provides more information about the group, when it meets, and upcoming events.
The parish is a member of Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action (BOCA), a faith based organization which provides training in community organizing to advocate for changes in policies related to education, health care, housing, immigration, and community safety.
Responding to the challenge of the New Testament to “be kind and compassionate to one another,” His Hands and Feet Ministry seeks to join those in our parish who are in need with those who can be of service to their sisters and brothers.
Loaves and Fishes enables community members to reach out to the poor and homeless in the Berkeley-Oakland area.
The Newman Service Corps engages in examination and implementation of Catholic social justice teachings and provides a variety of service opportunities.
The Nonviolent Peacemaking Group focuses on presenting events that will help people understand the importance of nonviolence and being involved in various liberation struggles.
JustFaith offers several programs which combine prayer, readings, videos, speakers, immersion experiences, community building, and dialogue to provide tools that have proven to be effective strategies for training and forming individuals as agents of social transformation in accordance with Catholic social teaching.
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