|Lynch, Sean (Sean)|
Post Number: 15
|Posted on Friday, December 18, 2009 - 4:37 pm: |
The following is an abbreviated version of the minutes taken at the Social Justice committee meeting on Sunday, December 13th.
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Social Justice Committee - 12/13/09 meeting notes
Meeting chaired by Sean Lynch; Minutes prepared by Phelia Lorenzen
Letter Writing – January 10, 2010 topic: Immigration (as part of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Justice for Immigrants campaign). “Staffing” yet to be determined.
Newsletter – Next issue in January.
Coffee Sales – No report. Stable.
SJ Retreat – Saturday, Jan. 16 (9 a.m. - 1 p.m)
Reflection: John Farrell will facilitate with a focus on scripture and tradition and the basic principles of social justice.
Planning for 2010: Issues raised at this meetings as potential topics for discussion include possible presentations/workshops (i.e., immigration, pope’s encyclical on Charity and Justice, etc.); how to support nomination of Roy Bourgeois and SOAW for the Nobel Peace Prize; “staffing” of letter-writing and other initiatives.
Craft Fair Breakfast and Bake Sale Proceeds for Distribution — $500.00
Goal – use funds locally for advocacy in support of our parish commitment to Ending Homelessness.
Seattle King County Coalition on Homelessness ($300) SKCCH is a coalition of organizations and individuals that work collaboratively to ensure the safety and survival of people who are homeless and to end the crisis of homelessness in our region. They sponsor the One Night Count of the Homeless (www.homelessinfo.org)
WHEEL – Women in Black ($200) for the Homeless Remembrance Project – a public work of art to draw attention to and educate about homelessness and to honor those who have died while living on the streets (www. homelessproject.org)
Sister Parish Work Group:
Delegation to visit Nueva Trinidad is being planned for July 16-23, 2010. All interested parishioners invited to learn more in January. Phelia Lorenzen is taking the lead on getting this started
Anti-Mining - An initial meeting of a local religious coalition to support the anti-mining movement in El Salvador was hosted by CISPES and attended by St. Joes, Wallingford Methodist, University Unitarian and St. Pats. Phelia represented St. Pats at the first meeting and requests that another SPWG member also participate. The next meeting is 1/14/09
Advent Sunday and Craft Sales: $101 raised for sister parish needs.
Letters to Nueva (coordinator - Mary Speltz) January – Patty Farmer; February – Nancy Miller
Announcements and Other Business:
Sean shared info about ASARCO lawsuit settlement that requires it to clean up 80 sites in 19 states for about $2.56 billion. $188 million will be used for clean up in Washington.
Sean recommends that we individually might find helpful democracynow.org.
In attendance: Sean Lynch, Greg Speltz, Mary Speltz, Patty Farmer, Nancy Miller, George Keefe, Kate Speltz, Vicki Grayland, and Phelia Lorenzen (Sandi Keefe joined after coffee sales)