Social Action Commission of The Diocese of Charlottetown
Organization profile published 1982
Year Published: 1982
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2501
Abstract: The Social Action Commision of the Diocese of Charlottetown describes its purpose as one of "educating the people of the diocese on all matters related to social justice and working for transformation within the Church and the province...(and) education which leads to justice". The commision is committed to working with the oppressed (e.g. native people, tenants, low-income people, unoganized workers, fisherpeople, farmers). The Commission has published a number of briefs to government on many of these issues.
The Social Action Commission has addressed the current crisis in Central America through its involvement with other social justice organizations in P.E.I., including the El Salvador Information Group, Development and Peace, and Ten Days for World Development. Some of these groups activities have included workshops and events related to Central America ( in February 1982, Ten Days sponsored a speaker from Nicaragua), letter-writing campaigns to the Canadian government,and meetings with Federal government officials.
The Commission staffperson notes a strong and growing response from the people in P.E.I. to the Central America issues. In March of 1982, the staffperson to the Commission and all the Catholic diocesan social action directors in the Atlantic Region sent a letter to Newfoundland M.P. John Crosbie protesting the visit of two Progressive Conservative M.P. s to El Salvador during the recent elections there.
This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1982
See also CX2314.