Loretto Marches with the Poor People’s Campaign
“Do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.”Micah 6:8
The Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) is a community of faith that hopes to counter narratives of exclusion. Loretto Link’s Good Trouble Working Group joined the Poor People’s Campaign and subsequently presented the idea of joining to Loretto’s Community Forum and to Link’s board of directors. The Forum and the board agreed to join and now Good Trouble represents the Loretto Community and Loretto Link as members of the Poor People’s Campaign. As Friends of Mary at the Foot of the Cross we stand with the Poor People’s Campaign.
The Poor People’s Campaign has 14 points that are aligned with Loretto work. Here are just a few of the reasons, summarized from the PPC’s Fundamental Principles that make our participation in this organization so exciting. PPC is:
- A Black-led organization.
- Aware of the relationship between problems such as poverty, systemic racism, the war economy, climate change, voter suppression and unfair incarceration
- Committed to confronting these injustices with the nonviolent principles of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Inviting people from all walks of life to participate and work together
This past weekend Loretto marched with the Poor People’s Campaign in Washington, D.C.! Approximately 30 Loretto members and friends went a day early to lobby with NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice. Highlights of Loretto’s lobbying and marching experience are portrayed in the following photos.
Thanks to all who joined and supported Loretto’s work at the Poor People’s Campaign March. To review the livestream click here.
This story also appeared in the Winter 2022-2023 issue of Loretto Magazine. To read all the articles in that issue, click here.
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