Social Justice Ministry supports SMSP in our Christian obligation to have social justice become an integral part of our faith.
“Campus ministry is called to be a consistent and vigorous advocate for justice, peace, and the reverence of all life. All the baptized should understand that action on behalf of justice is a significant criterion of the Church’s fidelity to its missions. It is not optional, nor is it the work of only a few in the Church. It is something to which all Christians are called according to their vocation, talents, and situations in life.”– Empowered by the Spirit: Campus Ministry Faces the Future, USCCB, November 15, 1985.
Social Justice Ministry prepares community members to become servant leaders, formed in faith, to be intellectually zealous, committed to service and advocacy, and reflective of God’s will in their lives and the world. Therefore, the essential components of our ministry include prayer, education, action, and reflection or PEAR.
How to get involved
Sign up to receive our monthly newsletter via email! The newsletter includes relevant articles, action items, opportunities to learn, and upcoming events at St. Mary, on campus, and in the community.
Click through the following websites for more information on relevant social justice topics:
Catholic Social Teaching major documents, major themes, notable quotations, resources
US Catholic Bishops Justice, Peace, and Human Development
Education for Justice relevant topics and links to resources – contact Lisa Hirsch for log-in info
Network a national Catholic social justice lobby
Justice for Immigrants
Ignatian Solidarity Network national network inspired by the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola
Catholic Network of Volunteer Services listing of ‘post graduate’ year of service programs
Catholic Relief Services University connects university communities to the work and mission of CRS
Pax Christi USA national Catholic peace movement
Contact Jake Derry with questions or comments.