Catholic Social Action
100 East 8th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 421-3131 ext. 2660
Fax: (513) 421-1582
Pam Long – Regional Director
Catholic Social Action
1436 Needmore Road
Dayton, OH 45414
Phone: (937) 224-3026
Fax: (937) 341-5036
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Regional Justice Collaboratives
Social Justice Collaboratives in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are groups of parishes and Catholic organizations working together on pro-life and social justice issues, receiving staff support from the Catholic Social Action Office. Currently there are three collaboratives in the archdiocese. Each operates a little differently, but the goal of all three groups is to make a greater impact on a select number of social justice issues and to enhance social justice efforts at the parish level by building community, fostering collaboration, and sharing resources.
Cincinnati-based Social Justice Collaborative: Advocates for Justice
On February 24, 2011, the Advocates for Justice Greater Cincinnati Parish Collaborative held its annual Congress and voted to prioritize for 2011 the issues of immigration, criminal justice/jobs for ex-offenders, and ending the death penalty in Ohio. Last year, Advocates for Justice worked on immigration, the foreclosure crisis and Parishes for Life. Check out what this exciting effort is all about!
Dayton-based Social Justice Collaborative: Weavers of Justice
The Weavers of Justice consist of 20 parishes,
6 Catholic agencies and 1 organization that work together on justice issues.
The 2014 – 2015 initiatives of the Weavers of Justice are focused on the death penalty/restorative justice and legislative advocacy/food sufficiency issues.
We will continue our advocacy for reform of Ohio’s death penalty.
In the Fall of 2014 Weavers conducted an All Parish meeting on Legislative Advocacy. For food sufficiency we are encouraging Greater Dayton residents to participate in a Hunger Solidarity Challenge. For more information, click here.
Springfield Catholic Social Action Committee
The Springfield Catholic Social Action Committee consists of parish representatives from St. Bernard, St. Joseph, St. Raphael, and St. Teresa and from the Catholic organizations of Mercy Medical Center, Catholic Central High School, St. Vincent de Paul Society and Catholic Social Services. The committee meets monthly, rotating its meetings among Catholic parishes in Springfield.