Rooted in the Catholic tradition, the Center for FaithJustice affirms the essential relationship between what we believe and how we live. We join the words “Faith” and “Justice” into a single term to reflect our conviction that faith and justice are intimately bound together. God calls us – as individuals and as communities – to act on behalf of the vulnerable, weak and oppressed. Through CFJ’s work, we ask people of faith to revisit and renew their commitment to the Gospel and the common good.
We are inspired by the Second Vatican Council’s teaching that “[t]he laity must take up the renewal of the temporal order as their own special obligation,” and thus “[e]verywhere and in all things they must seek the justice of God’s kingdom.” Through our projects, we hope that people of good will grow in understanding of the spiritual life and deepen their commitment to pursuing social, economic, and political justice for all people.
In 2011, Center for FaithJustice project participants will engage in well over 20,000 hours of community service, particularly in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and participate in a similar number of hours of faith and justice education. We believe in an approach to faith and justice that is both active and educational. For details on our youth and young adult offerings, please read about our SOFIA and WorX projects.
Each project is an expression of our commitment to educate the laity and seek a justice inspired by faith. We invite you to become a companion on this wonderful journey.
The Center for FaithJustice is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) public charity.