Justice Council


Justice Ministry Mission

We will discern the most pressing needs of people and planet and utilize Pax Christi’s resources to promote the dignity of the marginalized and change the forces and structures that create injustice.

Justice Ministry Purpose

The Justice Ministry Council exists to serve and speak for the marginalized, to serve the parish as its primary resource and catalyst for the work of social justice, to educate the community on social issues and Catholic social teaching, to provide opportunities for social action, and to foster awareness that social ministry is integral, not optional, in the life of the parish. It provides leadership and vision to the Justice Grant Board and other justice related ministries.

Joining the Justice Council

Each year, in the spring, Pax Christi members are encouraged to consider joining our parish leadership body. Each ministry area has a council of Pax Christi members who lead in visioning and planning for ministry work. Grounded in Catholic social teachings, this council is primarily responsible for developing, communicating, and implementing a social justice strategy for members of Pax Christi. This includes providing opportunities to address and respond to a variety of social justice issues and engage in opportunities for social action. The council also oversees the Justice Grant Board and is responsible for supporting and coordinating all the Pax Christi Social Justice activities such as: the Environmental Challenge Ministry, JustFaith, Walk for the Homeless, and the Advocacy Committee. Members should have a basic understanding of Catholic social teaching (or a commitment to learn these principles), be willing to get involved in at least one to two projects annually in addition to the monthly council meetings, and perform other advisory responsibilities as required to support the council. CLICK HERE for additional information.


Racial Equity Committee

Environmental Challenge Committee
The mission is to educate, energize, and enable our faith community towards greater appreciation, concern, and action for God’s creation. Contact Joan Howe-Pullis, jhowe-pullis@paxchristi.com, for additional information.

Social Action Teams

Climate Justice Action Team
Housing Justice Action Team
Immigration Justice Action Team

Council Members for 2023-2024

Pictured: Mary Marks, Joan Howe-Pullis (Staff), Liz Mach (Co-Chair), Colleen Curran (Co-Chair)
Not Pictured: Leslie Palmieri


Pax Christi Catholic Community

12100 Pioneer Trail
Eden Prairie, MN 55347


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