Social concerns committee

Social Concerns CommitteeCalled by the example of service and compassion from the life of Jesus, the CCK Social Concerns Committee strives to make concrete the gospel values in public and social life. CCK’s Social Concerns Committee is a statewide advisory committee to the Kentucky Roman Catholic Bishops that advances the Church’s social justice doctrine. The CCK Social Concerns Committee’s responsibilities include

  • identifying and analyzing public policy social doctrine issues and recommending positions on these issues that promote the life and dignity of the human person; family, community and participation; human rights and responsibilities; the needs of the poor and vulnerable; solidarity; and care for God’s creation
  • serving as a resource to the CCK executive director on social concerns public policy issues

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