A Message from Father Peter Regarding COVID-19
We face an unprecedented time in our modern history. We are, by nature, social creatures that seek the warmth and humanity of interacting with others. But the coronavirus pandemic has challenged us to take extraordinary steps to mitigate the escalating cases and deaths we are experiencing in this country and around the world. It is with this sentiment that we made the very difficult decision to temporarily suspend our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes. We recognize the value of learning English to our students in furthering their goals in our country, but the health and safety of our students, their families, their teachers and tutors, our other volunteers, and our community is our highest priority.
We will continue to monitor the situation and follow the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and our local public health officials to determine when classes will resume and whether we will hold our scheduled spring events.
In this time of crisis, it is more important than ever to be sensitive to the needs of all, especially the marginalized. We encourage everyone to follow the guidelines on helping to minimize the spread of this disease, and to think collectively of all of humanity as our family. Together, we can weather this pandemic and continue our work towards creating a more just world.
What We Do
- Community Meetings
- English for Speakers of Other Languages
Our Mission & Vision
A Faith That Does Justice is an interfaith organization that challenges people to experience God by living their faith intentionally in service to others. We do this by showing how unjust societal structures marginalize people and by acting to help those in need.
Justice Through Faith
Message from the founder
Peter W. Gyves, SJ, MD