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Archives & References

Supportive Organizations

Call to Action - National

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Call To Action is a Catholic movement working for equality and justice in the Church and society. An independent national organization of over 25,000 people and 53 local chapters, Call To Action believes that the Spirit of God is at work in the whole Church, not just in its appointed leaders. The entire Catholic Church has the obligation of responding to the needs of the world and taking initiative in programs of peace and justice. Call To Action promotes its vision of a progressive, engaged Catholicism through its acclaimed annual conferences, award-winning publications, extensive network of regional groups and joint programs with other Catholic renewal organizations.

Women's Ordination Conference

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The Women's Ordination Conference (WOC) is the world's oldest and largest organization working solely for the ordination of women as priests, deacons, and bishops into an inclusive and accountable Catholic Church. To this end, we work to

(a) Renew church governance to be inclusive, accountable and transparent,

(b) Bring about justice and equality for Catholic women

(c) Incorporate women-centered theologies into every-day Catholicism

Roman Catholic Women Priests

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Roman Catholic Womenpriests (RCWP) is an international movement within the Roman Catholic Church. The mission of Roman Catholic Womenpriests is to primarily spiritually prepare, ordain, and support women from all states of life, who are theologically qualified, who are committed to an inclusive model of Church, and who are called by the Holy Spirit and their communities to minister within the Roman Catholic Church.

Dignity San Diego

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Dignity/San Diego, a Chapter of DignityUSA, is a Catholic organization providing a safe and supportive faith community for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Catholics, and all who seek a healthy connection between their religious traditions and spirituality through weekly liturgy, social, and service activities. Dignity is a voice of change within the Catholic Church, a beacon of light for all that seek justice & equality, and a place for peaceful reflection without bias.

American Catholic Council

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American Catholic Council is a movement bringing together a network of individuals, organizations, and communities to consider the state and future of our Church. We believe our Church is at a turning point in its history. We recall the promise of the Second Vatican Council for a renaissance of the roles and responsibilities of all the Baptized through a radically inclusive and engaged relationship between the Church and the World. We respond to the Spirit of Vatican II by summoning the Baptized together to demonstrate our re-commitment. We seek personal conversion to renew our Church to conform to the authentic Gospel message, the teachings of our Church, and our lived context in the United States.

Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice of San Diego County

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It is the mission of the Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice of San Diego County (ICWJ) to educate and mobilize the San Diego religious communities and people of faith to support issues and campaigns that will sustain lives with dignity for workers and their families by such means as improving wages, benefits and working conditions.

Federation of Christian Ministries

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Called by God’s Spirit and grounded in personal spiritual practice, the Federation of Christian Ministries responds by worshiping God and supporting the growth in faith and ministry of its individual and collective members. Our Christ-inspired organization does this by welcoming people of all spiritual persuasions. We offer empowerment and certification to those who have discerned a call to ministry.

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