Social Justice and Charity

A basic moral test of any society is how our most vulnerable members are faring.

Sharing Catholic Social Teaching, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Risen Savior Social Justice and Charity efforts are rooted in Jesus’ ministry and Catholic Social Teaching. Social justice and charity are the ways we put our faith into action to serve the common good and bear witness to the Kingdom of God.

There are many ways to connect with justice and charity efforts at Risen Savior, including one-time volunteer opportunities, participation in one or more committees, and/or serving on the Social Justice and Outreach Commission.

Interested in learning more? Click the tabs below for more information on specific topics and ways to get involved, or fill out the survey at the bottom of this page.


Starting April 19, 2021 we will be sending a periodic Social Justice and Charity Newsletter right to your email inbox! Sign up by scrolling to the bottom of this page, filling out the form, and clicking submit! The newsletter is a way for your to receive the latest news on justice and charity related events and opportunities in our area. The newsletter will use the Flocknote platform, which our Faith Formation Families already use and enjoy.

  • What is Catholic Social Teaching? CST is often called one of the Catholic Church’s best-kept secrets. We hope the word gets out and it’s not secret anymore! The following document provides a basic look at the major themes of Catholic Social Teaching. CST informs our worldview and how we respond to the issues and needs of our times.
  • What’s the difference between charity and justice? Good question! Click here to learn more about how these two terms are different and why we call them the “two feet of love in action.” Or you can watch the video above!
  • Take this quiz to find out how much you know and have yet to learn about poverty in the United States.
  • Explore the USCCB’s page on Justice, Peace, and Human Development to see how these issues are integral to a life of faith.

Social Justice is a broad term that includes many more focused topics, such as racism, poverty, homelessness, environmental stewardship (care for creation), immigration, hunger, the rights of workers, prison reform, and more. The following are links that might serve as a starting point to learn more about some of these issues. If you’re looking for another topic, please fill out the survey at the bottom of the page, and our Social Justice & Adult Faith Formation Coordinator will respond!

Faith and Racial Justice

Faithful Citizenship

Justice for Immigrants

If you’re interested in learning more about justice and charity related volunteer opportunities through Risen Savior, you’ve come to the right place! Click below for information on a particular outreach ministry, or fill out the survey at the bottom of the page.

Bread for the World Offering of Letters: an annual advocacy event promoting an end to world hunger

Environmental Concerns Committee: dedicated to educating our parish on care for our common home and environmental stewardship

Food Shelf “Food on the First”: contributing financial and food donations to the local 360 Food Shelf

Human Trafficking Committee: committed to educating our parish on issues of human sex trafficking, serving victims and advocates against trafficking, and praying for an end to trafficking

Loaves and Fishes Burnsville: cooks and serves a meal monthly at Faith Covenant Church in Burnsville (curbside meals only)

Loaves and Fishes Minneapolis: cooks and serves a meal monthly at Holy Rosary, Minneapolis (curbside and dine-in meals)

Meals on Wheels: delivers pre-made meals every Tuesday to local community members who have signed up for the program

Prison Ministry: advocating and serving those who are incarcerated and their loved ones

Respect Life Committee: dedicated to educating parishioners on human life issues from conception to natural death

Sister Parish, Saint Rose of Lima, Gris Gris, Haiti: supporting, praying for, and accompanying our brothers and sisters in Gris Gris through our Sister Parish relationship

Social Justice Interest Survey

Once you submit this survey it will be emailed to the Social Justice and Adult Faith Formation Coordinator, who will be in touch shortly thereafter!

Social Justice & Charity

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We are using the platform Flocknote to create an email newsletter that will go out once/month with updates and opportunities to get involved in Social Justice and Charity. There will be some occasions when you may receive a "special issue" if there is an important topic or event that is time-sensitive.