Work with the Catholic Church
Each individual has gifts and talents that can be offered to the Society of Jesus, which the society can use wisely. If you’re thinking about becoming a Jesuit find out more about the society, read stories from Jesuits and how they came to be involved in the society, see what kind of person makes a good Jesuit, read advice on if God is calling you to be a Jesuit and how to make enquiries to the society.
Street pastors is an inter-denomination church response to urban problems. Street pastors work by engaging with people on the street through listening, caring and sharing dialogue. It has seen remarkable results including a drop in crime in areas where its teams have been working. Find out more about Street Pastors and how you can become involved.
The Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ) works to support and empower black and minority ethnic Catholics to give them an effective voice in the Church and in the wider society. Find out more if you’re interested in belonging or setting up a local CARJ group in your parish/diocese. You can also find out about volunteering, becoming a CARJ member and to see what events are happening in your area. Contact the National Coordinator to learn more.
As more Churches make the connection between trade and poverty, find out more on how your Church can commit to using fairtrade products such as tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits. Register as a Fairtrade Church by filling out an application form on the Fairtrade Foundation’s website. This also provides information on how to get involved during Fairtrade Fortnight.
Photo 1: Church interior. [Photo credit: Brother O'Mara]
Photo 2: Street Pastors in action. [Photo credit: Street Pastors]
Photo 3: A Cameroon community in Basingstoke. [Photo credit: Catherine Waters-Clark]
Photo 4: Fairtrade Products. [Photo credit: Gosia Malochleb]