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"Oh, how I would like a poor Church, and for the poor." - Pope Francis

“As Catholics we are called to leadership in building community, advocating for justice and being part of the ongoing legislative process.” - Archbishop J. Peter Sartain 

Dialogue for Justice is an Archdiocesan-wide initiative to strengthen Catholic advocacy on behalf of poor and vulnerable people in our communities. The goal of the Dialogue for Justice is to partner with parishes and Catholic organizations to effectively advocate to reduce poverty in our communities through educating grassroots advocates, convening advocacy gatherings, providing legislative briefings, coordinating and supporting in-district meetings with legislators, encouraging participation in Catholic Advocacy Day, and providing advocacy resources to parishes and groups.

The Dialogue for Justice is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Seattle and coordinated by Catholic Community Services, the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center, and the Washington State Catholic Conference.

 Together, our advocacy…

  • Protects the dignity of people who are poor and vulnerable;
  • Takes seriously our responsibility to ensure that the rights of persons in need are realized; and,
  • Urges legislators to implement programs and policies that give priority to the human dignity.



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Josephine Tamayo Murray
(206) 328-5701


Flo Beaumon
(206) 324-5401


Priority Issues
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Housing and Essential Needs Support Program (HEN)

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)





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