Opportunities for Advocacy
Opportunities for Advocacy in the Archdiocese of Baltimore
Faithful Citizens (formerly Legislative Education Group — L.E.G.), the advocacy network of Catholic Charities, is a quick and powerful way to better the lives of vulnerable Marylanders. Members are briefed via email on important issues affecting vulnerable Marylanders and asked to contact their public officials regarding pending legislation. Faithful Citizens also offers general training for advocacy as well as links to other organizations that address these and other social justice issues from a Catholic perspective.
Beyond the Boundaries is an Archdiocesan program created to address the systemic curses of racism and poverty still so prevalent in our society which interact to produce racially and economically segregated communities. Beyond the Boundaries works to facilitate the creation of inclusive communities where people of all races and economic levels live and work together. The program works at the parish level to educate, inform, and to motivate parishioners to serve their communities as advocates. Beyond the Boundaries also collaborates with ecumenical groups, civic organizations, etc. who are working on shared interests at local levels to advocate for change to confront inequities.
Maryland Catholic Conference is the public-policy arm of the Catholic bishops who serve Maryland in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Archdiocese of Washington, and the Diocese of Wilmington. Headquartered in Annapolis, it represents Church interests before the Maryland General Assembly, state, and federal government agencies, and in dealings with Maryland members of the U.S. Congress.