• Diocesan Peace and Justice Commission

Diocesan Peace and Justice Commission

Rooted in Christ, the Peace and Justice Commission advises and collaborates with the Bishop of Arlington in promoting a commitment to peace and justice in the diocese through evangelization, formation and advocacy. It seeks to foster resolute dedication to the sanctity of life and the dignity of every human person, in accordance with the principles of Catholic social teaching.  The Commission does this in a number of ways, including:

  • Catechizing the faithful on the social teachings of the Church;
  • Working to deepen awareness of social justice as an indispensable component of authentic Christian living;
  • Supporting the offices and ministries of the Diocese in integrating the Church's teachings on social justice, with particular concern for the poor and vulnerable;
  • Advocating for Justice and Peace concerns.

 

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The current members of the Peace and Justice Commission, appointed by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, are as follows:

Ex-Officio 
Reverend Thomas Ferguson

Members

Reverend Robert Cilinski, Chairman
Reverend Michael J. Bazan
Reverend John T. O’Hara
Mr. Erik Giblin
Mrs. Amy McInerny
Dr. Matthew Shadle
Mrs. Carla Walsh

Recording Secretary
Adrienne Swidal

 


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