Pope Francis has said, "How I would like a Church that is poor and for the poor!" How might your parish answer the Holy Father's call more boldly? The Ministry of Peace and Justice is a practical guide meant to help faith communities deepen their commitment to bringing God's compassion to a wounded world. Intended for pastoral leaders and parishioners with a heart for those who are poor and vulnerable, this book includes creative suggestions for starting or expanding social efforts and contains six ready-to-use educational, interactive sessions for new or growing peace and justice committees.Michael Jordan Laskey is the director of Life & Justice Ministries for the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey, where he also serves as diocesan vice chancellor for the city of Camden. His background is in Catholic parish and nonprofit ministry, and he completed an MA in theology from the University of Notre Dame's Echo: Faith Formation Leadership Program. A frequent writer and presenter on Catholic social teaching, Mike is a Young Voices columnist for the National Catholic Reporter and has written for Paulist Evangelization Ministries, US Catholic, Millennial, and others. He lives with his family in Haddon Township, New Jersey.