Advocacy and Service Opportunities

There are countless service opportunities at St. Francis Xavier. Here are a few:

Jesuit Refugee Service:

Pope Francis stood in solidarity with refugees and migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos, reminding them “you are not alone.” The Pope followed his words with action. On his return to the Vatican, he brought with him a dozen Syrian Muslim refugees — including six children, personally demonstrating the values of welcome and accompaniment.

Jesuit Refugee Service offers a “advocate” button on their website.

To learn more about the Jesuit sponsored Kino Border Initiative’s programming and its work toward a more humane immigration policy, click HERE. The United States Council of Catholic Bishops website provides a place to advocate for issues important to the Church and the world.  You can also sign up to receive updates when new advocacy opportunities arise HERE

Jubilee USA:

Jubilee USA Network is an alliance of more than 75 US organizations, 400 faith communities and 50 Jubilee global partners. Jubilee is building an economy that serves, protects and promotes participation of the most vulnerable. Jubilee has won critical global financial reforms and more than $130 billion in debt relief for the world’s poorest people – See more at: http://www.jubileeusa.org/ourwork#sthash.j51uTGPk.dpuf

The three countries most impacted by Ebola spend nearly $200 million per year paying off debt. Guinea spends more on debt than on public health.

Remember that as a Jubilee Parish, we have committed to advocate for debt reduction.

Our advocacy promotes responsible lending and borrowing, increasing debt relief for poor countries, curbing illicit financial flows and corporate tax avoidance, moving forward an international debt resolution process, pushing reforms in international financial institutions and protecting poor people from predatory financial behavior.

For more information please visit: jubileeusa.org