1st Place: Mariah DeWeese, Emily Kubota, Lizz Rosenfeld, Sylvia Ely, Rachel Davis, Marissa Martinez, Lily Feldman, Edna Pennylegion-Hurley, Madeleine van Zuylen, Karen Snowden, Christa St. George and Mary McCambridge from Holy Names Academy, Seattle. – Documenting the Undocumented: The Struggle of Immigrant Youth
2nd Place: Alicia Taylor, Sabrina Ruiz, Rosakon Chawanangkun and Sophia Lam from Ramona Convent Secondary School, Alahambra – Deforestation
3rd Place: Shelly Willard and Montana Hawksford from Holy Names Academy, Seattle – H2O
Honorable Mention: Michelle Agcamaran from Holy Names Academy, Seattle – Water Worth
IPJC created a video to inspire individuals and groups to work to stop human trafficking and modern day slavery. It was presented for the Cascadia Center Camp Brotherhood Levine & Treacy "Peace and Harmony" Award, of which IPJC was the 2012 honoree.
Women's Justice Circles have been awarded the 2012 Sister Margaret Cafferty Development of People Award at the U.S. Bishops Conference Catholic Social Ministry Gathering in Washington, D.C.
The Cafferty award is given to an individual or group involved in developing innovative strategies to accompanying poor and low income persons as they struggle to improve their situation and to change the structures.
Giselle Cárcamo (Justice for Women Coordinator) and Sister Linda Haydock, SNJM (IPJC Executive Director) traveled to Washington, D.C. to accept the award with two of the Women's Justice Circle leaders, Maria Villagrana and Imelda Vera.
The Women's Justice Circles received the award in recognition of Justice for Women grassroots organizing that takes place in 42 cities in Washington and in Oregon, Peru and El Salvador with partnerships, networks and/or circle sites with 55 Catholic parishes.
Congratulations to all the participants, organizers and leaders of Women's Justice Circles, past, present and future!
Suggestions for using Care for All of Creation Booklets:
Create an adult education program or series using the booklets
Use with a parish or community small group during a liturgical season
Use the process as a follow up to JustFaith, RCIA, or other community based program
Gather a cross-generational group to share the process together
“Care for All of Creation is a wonderful resource for parishes wishing to become more involved in exploring the connection between our faith and care for Earth. I highly recommend it!” —Patty Bowman, Director of Social Outreach−St. James Cathedral