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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.

Current Dialogue for Justice partners:

Groups and Organizations

  • Adrian Dominican Sisters
  • Archdiocese of Seattle
  • Catholic Community Services of
    Western Washington
  • Catholic Housing Services of
    Western Washington
  • Franciscan Health System
  • Intercommunity Peace & Justice
  • JustFaith
  • PeaceHealth
  • Permanent Deacons
  • Providence Health & Services
  • Seattle King County Council of the
    Society of St. Vincent de Paul
  • Sisters of Charity of the Blessed
    Virgin Mary
  • Sisters of the Holy Names of
    Jesus and Mary
  • Sisters of Providence
  • Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace
  • Voice of the Poor, St. Vincent de
    Paul of Western Washington
  • Washington State Catholic Conference



  • All Saints, Puyallup
  • Christ Our Hope, Seattle
  • Church of the Assumption, Bellingham              
  • Holy Family, Kirkland
  • Immaculate Conception, Everett
  • Mary Queen of Peace, Sammamish
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Everett
  • Sacred Heart, Bellingham
  • Sacred Heart, Lacey
  • St. Anthony, Renton
  • St. Bridget, Seattle
  • St. Charles Borromeo, Tacoma
  • St. Francis of Assisi, Seattle
  • St. James Cathedral, Seattle
  • St. Joseph, Seattle
  • St. Joseph, Vancouver
  • St. Jude, Redmond
  • St. Louise, Bellevue
  • St. Luke, Shoreline
  • St. Michael, Olympia




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
VP for Public Policy
(206) 328-5701

Patricia C. Repikoff

Pastoral Advocate for Mission
(206) 328-5708 

Flo Beaumon
CCS/CHS Advocacy Team Leader
(206) 324-5401

for the 2014 End of Session Report

Priority Issues
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Housing and Essential Needs (HEN)

Housing Trust Fund (HTF)

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)





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