Justice & Peace Committee

The purpose of the Justice and Peace Committee of Saint John's Abbey is twofold: It attempts to raise both individual and community consciousness about issues of justice and peace, and it actively promotes projects that advance peace and justice causes, either by its own initiative or by encouraging existing efforts. In its educational goals, the committee attempts to provide resources or direct the monastic community to resources that both inform and form our understanding of the gospel call to make peace by working for justice. Primary among the committee's concerns is the way in which the monastery's community life reflects the gospel values of peace and justice, especially concern and care for the poor and disadvantaged.
— adapted from the Saint John's Abbey Customary

Selected Organizations

Selected Justice and Peace Organizations and Initiatives supported by Saint John's Abbey

Local Organizations
• Area Food Shelves
• Casa Guadalupe, Cold Spring, MN
• Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity
• Anna Marie's Alliance
• Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Minnesota
• Harvest for Hope
• Housing Coalition of Central Minnesota
• Partners Across Borders

Minnesota & Upper Midwest Organizations
• Center for Victims of Torture
• Churches United for the Homeless
• City House
• Franciscan Brothers of Peace
• Hope Community, Minneapolis
• Rural AIDS Action Network
• Saint Stephen's Human Services, Minneapolis
• Sharing and Caring Hands

National Organizations
• Bread for the World
• Catholic Campaign for Human Development
• Catholic Relief Services
• Fellowship of Reconciliation
• Oxfam America
• Pax Christi USA
• Retirement Fund for Religious

International Organizations
• Borderlinks
• Common Hope
• Grassroots International
• Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Chimbote, Peru (Los Amigos de Padre Juan)
• SHARE Foundation