SOLID GROUND is a
Franciscan Ministry of evangelization and outreach to African
American families. It is rooted in the belief that since we are
created in Godís image we are called to faithful service to share
Godís abundant life. The message from Solid
Ground Ministry to the Black Community is to choose life and
reject all forms of violence. Solid Ground
Franciscan Ministry always seeks to root those it serves in dignity,
faith, and strength.
Solid Ground views evangelization as an on-going ministry.
Therefore, the programs that are created continuously evolve as
needs arise. The main thrust is always to choose life and to reject
anything, which opposes life. Areas of rejection may include
combating such things as hunger, poverty, drugs, homelessness,
health crises like HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, racism, miseducation,
damage to the environment, or armed conflict.
As Franciscans the
Eucharist is at the heart of our mission at
Solid Ground. For we, who have encountered Christ in the
Eucharist, are sent to bring others to meet the Lord. This is
accomplished by the love we experience in the Eucharist and the love
that Jesus commands that we share with one another.
Solid Groundís mission is to uphold the
sanctity of human life from conception to the natural end of life.
It exists to uphold the inherent dignity of the human person.