The Social Justice Ministry leads the community not only to minister to the basic immediate needs of individuals, but also to address the root causes as to why people are in need.
Since 2007, St. John the Baptist Parish has been an active member of Congregations Acting for Justice and Empowerment (CAJE), which is a diverse group of local churches representing various faiths, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds.
CAJE’s mission is to draw together people of faith who act powerfully to address local community issues through processes of relationship building, direct action, and negotiation with decision-makers.
As CAJE members, we express our convictions in word and action to bring about changes to systems that address pressing community concerns and benefit people whose voices are often not heard. CAJE has won justice in areas of concern such as Health Care, Education, Housing/Homelessness, Job Access, Public Transportation, and Ex-Offender Recidivism.