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2020 Voter Information

Because of the pandemic, the Governor and General Assembly changed the voting process so you have more options on how you can cast your ballot for the November 3, 2020 election. St. Elizabeth Social Justice Committee wants you to know what is required for you to safely cast your vote. Bookmark this page for

By |2020-10-15T21:31:45-04:00October 15th, 2020|Human Concerns|0 Comments

2020 Social Justice Plan

During his general audience, shortly after the killing of George Floyd, Pope Francis said "My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life." The Social Justice Committee decided to put the Pope's words into action.

By |2020-10-07T10:26:13-04:00October 6th, 2020|Human Concerns, Parish News|0 Comments

RISC Call To Action: September

September marks a new year for RISC. It is your opportunity to join this passionate group of change makers. RISC’s work supports the protestors in the streets through community organizing that results in budgetary or legislative action.Update from Emily Small, RISC Lead Organizer (2 October 2020)Affordable Housing: Monday, September 28, approximately

By |2020-10-05T20:30:45-04:00September 7th, 2020|Human Concerns, Parish News|Comments Off on RISC Call To Action: September

Social Justice Committee

SEPTEMBER MEETING, Sept 23, 7 pm on Zoom Login Instructions: Open Zoom app using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5069569927?pwd=VlY5Z3VxaThEdVNiK3BnV1VlcUZSQT09 Meeting ID: 506 956 9927 • Passcode: 022313 One tap mobile: +16468769923

By |2020-09-20T23:29:22-04:00August 16th, 2020|Human Concerns, Parish News|Comments Off on Social Justice Committee

RISC Call To Action: August

Mini-Action Meeting on August 31, 6:30 pm We will discuss continuing our pressure on government officials to take action on our two issues for this session of RISC: Gun Violence & Housing and Evictions. Join via Zoom using the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88389983870 or you can dial in via Phone by calling: +1 301 715 8592

By |2020-08-16T16:58:04-04:00August 3rd, 2020|Human Concerns, Parish News|Comments Off on RISC Call To Action: August

Deacon Chris speaking at Diocese event

Our own Deacon Chris is one of two speakers for a program sponsored by Catholic Diocese of Richmond Office of Social Ministries. The program honors the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. On August 6 and 9, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, and days later, we dropped

By |2020-08-03T21:11:40-04:00August 3rd, 2020|Human Concerns, Parish News|Comments Off on Deacon Chris speaking at Diocese event

Juneteenth 2020

Two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, on June 19, 1865, Union soldiers announced in Galveston, Texas, that the Civil War ended. All slaves were now free. Juneteenth, celebrated annually on June 19, is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. We may liken Juneteenth

By |2020-06-19T02:04:59-04:00June 19th, 2020|Human Concerns|Comments Off on Juneteenth 2020

Responding to the Persecution

Black is beautiful (1960’s). Black Lives Matter (2020’s). St. Elizabeth is privileged and proud to be one of three parishes in our diocese that is designated as an African-American parish. The universal Catholic Church has been enriched by the saintly participation of black people since the first century. For 400 years now, blacks in

By |2020-06-06T22:25:53-04:00June 6th, 2020|Human Concerns|Comments Off on Responding to the Persecution

RISC Call-To-Action: June

RISC hasn't stopped beating the drum of justice against violence in our communities. Bookmark this page for updates on research sessions, important community meetings, and resources. Email Emily Small emily@riscrichmond.org if you have questions. — Updated 10 June 2020 Monday, June 15, 6:30 – 8 pm: Justice Ministry (Rodef Tzedek) Member Gathering Monday, June 22, 5:30 pm — Housing &

By |2020-06-19T02:06:16-04:00June 1st, 2020|Human Concerns|Comments Off on RISC Call-To-Action: June
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