Ignatian Social Justice

Ignatian Social Justice

Committee Chairs:

Eric van Nostrand

Contact:

Eric van Nostrand, Jean Santopatre - Pastoral Associate

Meeting Times:

Third Thursday of the month, 6:30pm, currently via Zoom

Ignatian Social Justice (ISJ) is a ministry of the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola made up of parishioners committed to:

  • raising awareness of current Catholic social teaching and
  • advocating for social justice on timely and underappreciated issues.

The volunteer group embraces the responsibility to inform, engage, and mobilize parishioners to promote social justice in our local community as well as global community.

The ministry actively advocates and promotes awareness by panel discussions and dialogue with local and state leaders on social justice issues.
The ministry is committed to pursuing issues and perspectives of local and global concerns and sharing the awareness to St. Ignatius Loyola parishioners.

Ignatian Social Justice has been busy during the COVID-19 pandemic, working with our partner, Manhattan Together and across the organizations to:
a) Identify outstanding needs for food and repairs among New York City public housing residents and connecting them with groups who can help;
b) Raise funds for various programs delivering meals to hungry New Yorkers during the crisis; and
c) Organized a racial justice book club to promote understanding of Catholic social teaching’s role in racial justice.