Social and Eco Justice Committee

The Holy Cross Social & Eco Justice Committee came together in the fall of 2016. Guided by Pope Francis’s teachings, which underlines the “intimate relationship between the poor and the fragility of the planet” (Laudato Si’, par. 16), we propose to:

1. promote “greener” practices within our parish;

2. advocate for a simpler lifestyle among our parishioners, in solidarity with the poor of this world;

3. organize parish activities to raise awareness of social and ecological injustice;

4. work with other groups within the parish, the diocese, and the Greater Victoria community – towards the Common Good.

We are always looking for new members. Please consider joining us!

Contact Linda Leone (Chair) at 250-383-9103, lindaleone@telus.net; or Yvonne Hsieh (Past Chair) at 250-385-8322, yhsieh@uvic.ca

 

Annual reports

2018-2019

2017-2018

2016-2017

2019-2020

2020-2021

 

Reconciliation Corner Suggestions published in the parish bulletin

Reconciliation Corner

 

Monthly Green Tips published in the parish bulletin

2016-2017

2018-2019

 

Holy Cross is a member association of the GVAT (Greater Victoria Acting Together), which has three Action Research Teams focusing on 1) affordable housing, 2) mental health and addictions, 3) climate change. Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples is also an issue of high priority for GVAT.

 

What is GVAT and how can you participate in its work? Learn about GVAT.