Organize Social Justice Ministry Teams

Altagracia Faith and Justice Works organizes Social Justice Ministry teams in local parishes, which address local community social justice issues.  Each team determines the specific topics through a process of faith formation, discernment, reflection, and participatory decision-making process. Team members discuss their lived experiences in the community, share about the needs, think about the roots of the problem and which laws, policies, and decision-makers have influence over these needs and issues, reflect on how faith can inform and inspire and enlighten our perspectives on the issue, and then together form a plan of collective action, followed by evaluation and celebration. The focus of many teams recently has been affordable housing and the Inwood NYC rezoning process.