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The Justice and Peace Committee of St. Norbert Abbey welcomes the involvement of Norbertine lay associates, fathers, brothers, priests, and friends of the Order interested in social justice and Christian outreach. The Committee exists to provide educational programming, legislative advocacy, advice to Abbey leadership, and a Norbertine presence to local social justice and outreach efforts. It collaborates with the Conference of Major Superiors of Men Office of Justice and Peace, St. Norbert College Peace and Justice Center, Social Concerns Office of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin Catholic Conference, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Office of Justice, Peace and Human Development and the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility.
St. Norbert Abbey shares with local charitable organizations.
The Justice and Peace Committee recommends a different local charity to the Prior of St. Norbert Abbey to receive the weekly offertory collection from the Abbey Sunday worship community. This sum is matched from the Abbey's charitable giving fund. For May 2013, the Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay will benefit from the collection.
The Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay helps school-age youth make better choices and reach their full potential through social, educational and athletic activities.
In the past, St. Norbert Abbey has shared with
- St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter
- the Welcome Home Program
- the Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay
- the Howe Neighborhood Family Resource Center
- the Golden House
- Brown County Jail Ministries
- the Family Strengthening Program
- the Casa Alba Melanie Hispanic Community Center of Green Bay, Inc.
- the Sexual Assault Center
- Love Life Ministry
- Paul’s Pantry
- the Society of St. Vincent De Paul
- De Pere Christian Outreach Food Pantry, located at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church
- House of Hope
- St. Patrick Food Pantry
…among other local charitable organizations.
Contact information for state and federal government officials from De Pere, Chicago, Jackson, and Albuquerque.
Helpful links for legislative advocacy
Bread for the World
Catholic Charities USA
Catholic Relief Services
NETWORK Catholic Social Justice Lobby
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Wisconsin Catholic Conference