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JustFaith Ministries

This is the website for the national JustFaith organization.


An Examination of JustFaith

Excellent review of JustFaith and issues of concern by Phyllis A. Sower.  This is probably the single most important thing you can read about JustFaith.


Here is an excellent series of articles on JustFaith by Stephanie Block:



Blowin’ in the Wind: Just/Faith and the Socialist Indoctrination of the Church - Catholic Culture


Mindszenty Report - Blowin’ in the Wind: Just/Faith and the Socialist Indoctrination of the Church - Here is an interesting report on JustFaith by a group called the Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation. 


JustFaith Ministries, Graduates, Resources, Organize

This page from the JustFaith Ministries website shows some interesting links listed as "Resources" for graduates.  Namely:

Just in case anyone is wondering why we are so interested in JustFaith.  Here is a screenshot of it (in case it disappears; just sayin').


Organizing a Parish Social Ministry Coordination Team - Ever wonder why so many "Social Ministry Boards" push community organizing?  This USCCB document shows how they have been co-opted into Alinskyian community organizing.  Take note of the diagram on page 7 showing how community organizing and JustFaith are main components of the team.


Closing Liturgy 1/12 - YouTube

This is from an RE conference in LA that Jack spoke at.


Why the preferential option for the poor is not optional

This is an article by Jack Jezreel from 1997.  It gives a lot of insight into his motivations.


The Wrong and Right Spirituality For Social Justice | Regnum Novum
Ecumenical Advocacy Days - Speech by Jack Jezreel
Jezreel: Make parish social ministries bigger | National Catholic Reporter

Jack Jezreel: Just Faith requires face-to-face relationship | al.com

The Record: Society's national meeting held here

Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good: A Religious and Political Trojan Horse Organization | PewSitter.com

JustFaith EngagingSPIRITUALITY Co-Facilitator Manual

Search | Just Neighbors


Who is teaching ‘social justice’ to Catholics?

An article by Stephanie Block written in March of 2011, which provides excellent insights to the title question. 

Culturing Peace: With Justice, With Prayer, With Each Other, Without Weapons

This is a speech Jack gave in 2007. 


JustFaith General Overview 2004-2005


Jack Jezreel to speak at Catholic Charities!

If anyone has told you that "you don't know jack" when discussing JustFaith, well, now's your chance to get to know him.  Jack Jezreel will be speaking on Catholic Social Teaching: The Basis of Parish Life on on Friday, Aug. 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Catholic Charities, 1501 N. Classen, Oklahoma City.  See the article on page 7 of the July 17, 2011 issue of the Sooner Catholic for more details.  Be forewarned that despite his invitation to questions, based on experience from his presentation at St. Eugene's last year that, he doesn't seem to like them or deal well with them.  To register or if you have any questions, contact Becky VanPool at bvanpool@catholiccharitiesok.org or (405) 523-3003.


Our friends at Mayflower Congregational UCC are having Jack Jezreel speak to them too, on the same weekend as noted above. 

JustFaith Announcement on Vimeo

From their  Rev. Moore announces the upcoming JustFaith Workshop by Jack Jezreel to the Mayflower congregation.



WoodstockCenter's Channel - YouTube - Catholic Social Teaching in Practice

Jack is back.  Can't seem to avoid him.



If you miss seeing Jack at one of the above events you can catch him on YouTube.  Very slick, very entertaining, very "social Justice" in a liberation theology sort of way.  If you disagree with that assessment please make sure you read the article, An Examination of JustFaith above by Phyllis A. Sower, before you make up your mind. 

 

These first four videos are essentially the same presentation that he gave last year at St. Eugene's.  The Gathered and Sent presentation is a little more polished.


Jack Jezreel EFCLC 6 9/16-18/09‬‏ - YouTube

‪Jack Jezreel 2 EFCLC 6 9/16-18/09‬‏ - YouTube

‪Jack Jezreel 3 9/16-18/09 EFCLC 6‬‏ - YouTube

‪Jack Jezreel 4 EFCLC 6 9/16-18/09‬‏ - YouTube




JustFaith is JustWrong | Spero News

This is an article by Stephanie Block from December 2010 related to the the following:

Here are a couple of interesting documents to compare.  The first is an article on a book called Nickel and Dimed.  The second is the JustFaith newsletter from Fall of 2009.  The book is recommended on page three of the newsletter.

The issue also has a lead article titled Women in Poverty.  This is a huge problem both in the United States and around the world.  However, while the article lists a number of "causes" of poverty, it fails to mention divorce and the rates of out of wedlock motherhood. 

Parents Pull Son Out of New Hampshire School Over Assigned Book That Refers to Jesus as 'Wine-Guzzling Vagrant and Socialist' - FoxNews.com

Fall 2009 JustFaith Voices Newsletter


From JustFaith to Creation Care - St. Noel Church — Earth Ministry

Now this is really special.  some congregations have "transitioned from JustFaith to using Earth Ministry’s resources to focus on creation care."  I guess feeling guilty about "social justice" wasn't enough.

Saint Louis Catholic: JustFaith? NotReally.

Another good Blog Post about JustFaith in St. Louis.

Unam Sanctam Catholicam: The Just Faith program is not Catholic

This website includes the text from Phyllis Sowers plus some additional commentary.
Schedule for Inviting Others to Participate in the JustFaith Process

This is a document from a St. Theresa Parish in Iowa that provides and interesting list of books and resources used in JustFaith training.

JustFaith enters into partnerships with Pax Christi, Bread for World | USCatholic.org

A few more dissenting groups that Jack is associated with.


Salt of the Earth: JustFaith joins Catholic Charities


An article on the ralatinoship between JustFaith and Catholic Charities.


Here is an interesting website page from Call To Action national website. 

New CTA chapters multiply

This has been a particularly fertile time for the growth of new Call To Action chapters. In May 2006, Catholic Action Network (CAN) of St. Louis became our 53rd active affiliate organization. Following is a description of this group and highlights of several others.

Catholic Action Network (CAN) is a network of progressive Catholics seeking justice both in the Catholic Church and in the world. It is an independent and inclusive organization of both lay and religious that strives to put faith into action. It organizes grassroots actions raising a Catholic voice for social justice in the St. Louis area. Some issues are:

• Justice for Women in the Catholic Church. This committee, prayerful yet bold, advocates full participation of women in all Catholic Church ministries.

• CAN’s Fair Trade & Labor Committee supports Catholic schoolteachers in their struggle to gain union recognition from the St. Louis archdiocese, and promotes Fair Trade products in St. Louis.

CAN’s commitment to education as part of social transformation has led it to promote JustFaith (emphasis added), a national justice-education model for faith communities.

• CAN has backed The St. Louis Instead of War Coalition since 2001. CAN hosts a candlelight peace vigil every Sunday evening at College Church (Grand/Lindell).
Contact: can@catholicactionnetwork.org or (314) 721-2977 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (314) 721-2977      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Call To Action Spokane is a lively group. They became a CTA chapter just last August but they have been very busy working on reconciliation and education regarding clergy sexual abuse and the declaration of bankruptcy by the diocese. CTA Spokane is presenting a panel discussion, "Healing Our Broken Church: Surviving Our Crisis Head On."

Contact: CTA_Spokane@msn.com or (509) 599-3498 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (509) 599-3498      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

CTA Southwest Florida also became official in August 2005. They have a terrific website: www.CTA-SWFLA.org. In addition to hosting Edwina Gateley’s talk in Naples last February, CTA-SWFLA has participated in immigration marches, confronted McDonald's on fair treatment for tomato growers, and sponsored Richard and Florence Nogaj to learn of their work as Harvest for Humanity. The chapter has enjoyed excellent coverage in local newspaper articles and letters to the editor.

Contact: jmcnally1@juno.com or (239) 390-0880 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (239) 390-0880      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

Sacramento Call To Action became a chapter in September 2005. Even earlier they organized a wonderful conference last April with speakers Edwina Gateley, Anthony Padovano and Miriam Therese Winter. They have already planned an April 2007 Conference with Matthew Fox, Edwina Gateley, Bernard Cooke and Patty Hawk on “Embracing Radical Jesus in a Changing World.”

Contact: graycall@volcano.net or (209) 295-2151 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (209) 295-2151      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

Other groups are springing up in Madison, Red Wing, Minn., Topeka, Orlando, Racine and elsewhere. Lena Woltering of the CTA Board has provided help to groups wanting to form. If you’d like to start a group or re-enliven an existing one, contact Bob Heineman, CTA’s Resources Developer: HeinemanCTA@juno.com or (773) 404-0004 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (773) 404-0004      end_of_the_skype_highlighting x 263.

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Social Justice groups such as JustFaith, CCHD, IAF - Catholic Answers Forums

These are threads from the Catholic Answers Forums which discuss the JustFaith program and Jack Jezreel's connections to Call to Action, liberation theology, etc.


JustFaith Voices Newsletter

This link will take you to the JustFaith Voices Newsletter.  Reading them is very enlightening.  It will help you to understand how so many wonderful, faithful, Catholic people get involved with this stuff, but also into the political nature of it.

Voices Newsletter

Date & Link (PDF) Cover Story
Spring 2010 Renewing Tax Credits That Free People from Poverty and Hunger
By Elizabeth Morrissey, Bread for the World Intern
Winter 2010 Bringing Justice to Healthcare
By Simone Campbell, SSS and David Golemboski, NETWORK
Fall 2009 Women in Poverty: Why it Matters
By Maria Riley, OP, Senior Advisor, Global Women's Project, Center of Concern
Summer 2009 The Migrant: Christ the Stranger
By Chris West, a community organizer for Catholic Relief Services and Director of Field Operations for the Justice for Immigrants campaign
Spring 2009 Spirituality and the Struggle for a Better World
By Marie Dennis, director of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, co-president of Pax Christi International, and author
Winter 2009 Racial Sobriety: Answering the Prayer of Jesus
By Rev. Clarence Williams, CPPS, Catholic Charities USA
Fall 2008 Daily Bread Sliced by Rising Food and Fuel Costs
By Sean Callahan, Executive Vice President of Overseas Operations for Catholic Relief Services
Summer 2008 An Economy in Our Hands
By Chuck Collins, a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies where he directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good
Spring 2008 801 Sanderson Road
By Jim Romeo, leader of the Prison Ministry of the Church of St. Stephen the Martyr in Chesapeake, Virginia
Winter 2007 Climate Change & the Poor: How the Faith Community Can Make a Difference
By Dan Misleh, Executive Director, Catholic Coalition on Climate Change
Fall 2007 Way Beyond JustFaith! A Ministry to Our Graduates
By JustFatih Ministires staff

Archive of earlier Voices issues »


How to turn a lukewarm parish into a hotbed of social justice

This is an article by Jack Jezreel that gives many insights into JustFaith.


Spero News: Jack Jezreel: In His Own Words

Spero News: JustFaith Is a Big Part of the Problem

JustFaith vs the Catholic Faith

Articles by Stephanie Block on concerns with JustFaith.


"Just Faith" = Junk Faith from Restore-DC-Catholicism


Catholic Culture : Site Review : JustFaith


Catholic Charities | Parish Outreach

This is the Parish Outreach page of the Catholic Charities of Oklahoma website where they promote JustFaith training.


Jack Jezreel Bio

This is a short biography of Jack Jezreel, the founder of JustFaith Ministries.


Think Globally, Act Locally

This link is from the website for Our Lay of Perpetual Help Cathedral.  It is currently broken but was a local Oklahoma City affiliate of JustFaith.


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