Office for Life and Justice
Welcome. Our Office for Life and Justice supports social justice, respect life and restorative justice ministries in parishes, deaneries, schools, ethnic centers and other institutions, recognizing that our efforts in education, service, advocacy, and solidarity are an essential aspect of the Christian life.
Year of Faith Programs and Resources
The Office for Life and Justice has created NEW programs and resources for teachers, principals, DREs, lay ecclesial ministers, catechists, deacons and priests to promote mission and evangelization in the "Year of Faith"....
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month
January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Human Trafficking is modern-day slavery.
Each week during the month of January, the Diocese of Oakland will focus on one particular aspect of human trafficking. The Diocese of Oakland in partnership with the Diocese of San Jose has prepared weekly bulletin announcements and sample intercessions for use in your parishes, schools, and groups. For more info, .
Respect Life Program 2012-13
The 2012-2013 Respect Life Program features eight pamphlets in a series called Life Matters. Each presents convincing support for the teachings of the Catholic Church on major pro-life issues, with facts and reasoning drawn from science, history, law, sociology, and other secular sources. To download these pamphlets, click here.
Interfaith Immigration prayer vigil (April 30)
On the eve of historic May 1st mobilizations, we invite you to gather for prayer, song, faithful witness, and commitment. Sponsored by Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights (CLUE-CA), Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice-East Bay (ICWJ), Oakland Community Organization (OCO), Contra Costa Interfaith Community Organization (CCISCO) & Diocese of Oakland – Office of Life and Justice.
Where: Downtown Oakland (Frank Ogawa Plaza (12th St. BART)
When April 30th 2013 (6:30-8:30pm)