Life, Justice & Peace

About Us
The Life, Justice, & Peace committee, formed in response to the question
“Who Is My Neighbor?” from the bishops of Washington, meets monthly to open conversation around relevant life topics and to explore what it means to live out our church mission statement in light of Catholic social teaching. Our hope is that in doing so we will gain a better understanding of Catholic social justice and of our discipleship role within the church, our community, and the world. Our goal is to share this understanding, moving forward together, making a difference in our world, through prayer and action under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Please join us for our next gathering.

Contact  Pat Thomson for meeting time and location. 425-770-9925

Seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching

The heart of our Catholic social tradition is best understood through a direct reading of the “Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching”. These reflections speak of building a just society living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society.

Reflections by the US Catholic Bishops

  • Life and Dignity of the Human Person
  • Call to Family, Community, and Participation
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
  • The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
  • Solidarity
  • Care for God’s Creation