Social Mission

“Mandated by the gospel of Jesus Christ, our mission is to affirm, inspire and enable the people of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton to work towards a just and loving world by providing education, support, and guidance in addressing social justice issues both locally and globally.”

How Our Eparchy Impacts Local Communities in 2021

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Sanctity of Human Life

Human life is sacred and is a gift from God that is to be respected and protected.
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Care For Creation

We show our respect for the Creator by our stewardship of creation.
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Indigenous Relations

Indigenous Catholic solidarity, and human dignity, for the common good of society.
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Social Development and Justice

All people are made in the image of God and so possess an equal and inalienable worth.
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Social Mission Calendar

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Presentation One

Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton Social Mission Commission
– Who are we?
What are we about?
What can we offer you as a parish/ group/ individual?
Topics Include: Social Justice, Solidarity and the Common Good, the Sanctity of Human Life, Ethical Consumption, Care for Creation, Indigenous Rights and Relations, and Charity, the Dignity of all people, Catholic Social Teaching.

 

Presentation Two

Laudato Si’ – Care for Our Common Home
What is happening to Our Common Home?
The Gospel of Creation
The Human Roots of the Ecological Crisis
Integral Ecology
Lines of Approach and Action
Ecological Education and Spirituality

Presentation Three

Ethical Consumption.

As a consumer how can I make a difference in the ways I shop that will help the producers of products get their fair wage and also care for the environment. 
Fair Trade
Fast Fashion
Locally Made
Sustainably made products

Presentation Four

The Home of Hope in Ukraine and Human Trafficking

 

Learn about the beginnings of the Bridge of Hope and the project called Home of Hope in Lviv Ukraine which is under the auspices of the Eparchy of Edmonton and contributes to the fight against Human trafficking. 

Presentation Five

The Refugee Crisis

Guided by Development and Peace’s 2019 Share Lent Campaign, we invite you to share the journey with 68.5 million forced migrants as part of the global Share the Journey campaign launched by Pope Francis and Caritas International.

Presentation Six

Pass it On

Learn about this charitable initiative which began at St. Stephen Protomartyr Parish in Calgary. It has grown to involve a number of churches, schools, and organizations and has provided gently used clothing, boots, and toys to thousands of people in need! Learn how they have evolved during the Covid-19 Pandemic to support the local organizations JacketRacket and StreetSisters.

Further questions? Feel free to call us at 780-424-5496 or education@edmontoneparchy.com

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For information about the ethical considerations and concerns surrounding Covid19 vaccines from the CCCB (Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops) read here.

 

Learn more about the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. 

Dicastery

The Vatican has launched the Dicastery for Human Development. This Dicastery promotes the integral development of the person in light of the Gospel and in line with the Social Doctrine of the Church. It dedicates particular attention to taking care of the goods of justice, peace and the safeguarding of Creation, as well as issues regarding disarmament, human rights, human mobility, health, charitable works, expressing the concern and attention of the Pope towards a humanity that suffers, among whom are the needy, the ill and the excluded. You can find news, events, projects, resources videos on various areas of Social Development and justice including Care for Creation, Read more here.

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