Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Building Peace with Justice

Building Peace with Justice is a brief, weekly bulletin reflection on Catholic social teaching written by members of a Rochester Diocese Public Policy sub-committee. This is the reflection for May 3.

Acts of the Apostles this week refers to Jesus as the “stone rejected by you, the builders which has become the cornerstone.” Thinking along the line of buildings and housing, we are challenged by Millard Fuller, the founder of Habitat for Humanity (1935-2009) who stated that “substandard housing must be socially, religiously, morally, and politically unacceptable.”

Reflection and Action: When any individual is denied basic shelter, the fabric of society is torn. Pray for those affected by the housing crisis. Pray for those in power, that they may be inspired to find just solutions. Find out how you can help. Are you able to volunteer for a group such as Habitat or make a donation?