Other Action Ideas

Arrange for a speaker

Arrange a visit to an organization that works with people on the margins

Ask preachers to speak more about social justice

Attend a budget hearing or meet with town manager or municipal official & have questions and concerns to discuss.

Attend a local, regional or national conference

Attend local government meetings

Be an advocate for individuals or groups

Be aware of the sources of purchases

Reduce energy consumption, recycle, reuse

Be more aware of local, national & global issues


Contact one of these to see what is happening and how to get more involved:

  • Parish/congregation
  • Local diocese
  • State conference
  • Local area religious leader’s organization

Create/display flags, banners, candles, images, posters etc. that reflect your values

Donate directly to those in need

Distribute leaflets, posters

Drink less bottled water and more tap water

Eat more fruit & vegetables and less meat

Express values in conversations with family, friends & neighbors

Facilitate a small faith sharing group

Examine a copy of a municipal or county budget & identify values issues and questions.

Find out more about church teaching

Follow news stories on a particular issue

Get to know the names and stories of a few of the people in your area who are on the margins

Identify a moral issue in the Federal Budget and organize a letter writing campaign around it

Learn more about the issues


  • Events on social media
  • Petition drives

Participate in:

  • Boycotts
  • Marches, pilgrimages, vigils
  • Relevant theater
  • Small faith sharing group
  • Rallies

Post items on social media

Pray & deepen spirituality

Provide financial support to individuals & organizations

Read social justice publications

Set up an appointment with your U.S. representative or policy staff person when s/he is in your district.

Sign up for text alerts regarding pending legislation or current events

Speak to the humanity & divinity of all you meet

Subscribe to a social justice periodical

Support work actions & strikes by local workers

Take classes on the issues

Teach justice education

Learn about and use a social analysis process: learn, judge, act

Use the economic power of your company

Vote your principles

Wear clothing or buttons with messages


  • Letters to newspaper editors
  • Letters to diocesan newspapers
  • Letters to alumni newsletters
  • Letters to representatives
  • To prisoners
  • People in other countries
  • News articles, persuasive essays
  • Poems
  • Prayers of the faithful for church services
  • Songs/music