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Respect Life

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The Respect Life Ministry office of the Oakland Diocese seeks to help East Bay Catholics understand, value, and live out the Catholic vision of respect for life. Respect Life Ministry carries out its work in four areas: education, respect life ministry support, pastoral care, and legislative advocacy.

While the Respect Life office chiefly addresses the issues of abortion, euthanasia and capital punishment, it collaborates with other diocesan departments in addressing broader social justice issues. In embracing a consistent ethic of life, we are attentive to the Gospel’s all-encompassing vision of respect for life, even as we deliberately devote our efforts and attention to a more focused agenda.

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Contact Information


Coordinator Office for Life and Justice
510-267-8379


Coordinator Rachel's Vineyard Retreat 
510-384-6875

Coordinator CRS/CCHD 
510-768-3176

Meg Bowerman
Coordinator JustFaith Ministries - Volunteer
510-531-7139

Patrick Shandonay
Coordinator CRS Ethical Trade Ministry - Volunteer
925-365-6838