Work with the Catholic Church
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.
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.
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.
If you want to give of yourself totally the National Office for Vocation have some resources for helping to understand and discern a vocation, a particular way you can offer your gifts and talents to others. Many religious orders and priests in Diocese are dedicated to bringing Catholic Social Teaching to life, and many of them are members of livesimply.
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.