Social Justice Survey
We want to dedicate these summer months to reimagining what social justice ministry at St. Anthony might look like moving forward. We need your input and help to do that. Despite not being able to gather together in-person right now, we remain committed to listening to your concerns, learning from your stories, and planning for action to address the issues facing us. We want to know what you think about everything going on in the world right now and how we at St. Anthony might respond.
Please take 10 minutes to complete the survey below. Your feedback will directly impact and inform social justice events, trainings, and other educational opportunities in 2020 and even 2021. Before you share your perspectives, let us ground ourselves in the world as it is today.
In 2020, every corner of our world is experiencing suffering, poverty, and oppression. Division and confusion is running rampant. We are in the middle of a heated election season. Sides are being taken. Meanwhile, families are being further torn apart. We find ourselves navigating multiple and overlapping crises: COVID-19, health inequality, mental health, climate change, recession, unemployment, immigration, and civil unrest due to racial tensions and police brutality. Social isolation and not being able to do the things we used to be able to is exacerbating all these issues. It is clear that we are at a tipping point and in desparate need of divine healing to help us tackle these challenges head on. We need peacemakers committed to facilitating healing, pursuing justice, and building a civilization of love. We know, however, that such leaders are not born but developed. That's why we want to provide in-depth and intentional opportunities to share and listen to stories, learn, and gain skills to facilitate justice and peacemaking within our own community as well as the broader society.
Please suggest topics, ideas, and groups you would like to see in future social justice trainings and formation opportunities at St. Anthony. You can share your name if you would like to be a part of a follow up conversation, or so we can learn more about what you're looking for.
If you have any questions about this survey or problems completing it, contact Danny Rauda, social justice coordinat, at
or 503-639-4179 Ext. 123
Which of the following contemporary social issues do you think is the most important for St. Anthony to address right now? Please select your top three choices.
Criminal justice/Capital punishment
Labor/Just wage/ Income inequality
Given your responses above, which of these principles from Catholic Social Teaching is most being disregarded in society right now? Select all that apply.
Upholding the dignity of each person as an equally valuable member of the human family
Supporting and strengthening families and communities so that they are able to participate in society
Protecting human rights and fulfilling personal responsibilities to one another and the larger society
Prioritizing the needs of the poor, vulnerable, and oppressed first
Promoting the dignity of work and protecting the rights of workers
Being in solidarity with those who are living in poverty and the struggle against structures of injustice
Protecting and nurting the earth, recognizing that we are interdependent with the rest of God’s creation
What kinds of social justice trainings or formation opportunities would you like to attend through St. Anthony?
The following are our own ideas and possibilities we are considering. Select all you would like to see.
Anti-bias/ Anti-racism training for Catholic leaders
Training on organizing skills to take collective action on issues that matter most to you and your community
Storytelling workshop to share and listen to personal stories that promote understanding and compassion
Training on nonviolent social change
Restorative Justice training to build community and promote healthy relationships among everyone in the parish
Education about Catholic Social Teaching
Training on how to facilitate dialogue about difficult subjects
Compassionate listening skills training
Building bridges across cultural differences and promoting unity
Please share your own suggestions of topics you would like us to coordinate for future social justice trainings and formation opportunities.
Do you have another thoughts, questions, or suggestions?
Name and contact info (if you would like us to follow up about your ideas)
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