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Reflections on Faith and Mission - Bro. Brandon Paluch SM
Brandon reflects on the connection between our
Marianist charism and his work at the U. of Dayton Fitz Center:
Marianists strive to witness, form,
and transform. We seek to bear witness to Christ, to form faith-filled
leaders on fire for the Gospel, and to transform our world into
God's kingdom of peace and kinship. At the Fitz Center, our
focus is on the latter two as we educate leaders who build communities.
Just as Mary taught Jesus, we participate in Mary's mission
of forming servant leaders. Read
Be an Advocate for Justice
End Prolonged Solitary Confinement Now
Tens of thousands of prisoners in the U.S. criminal
justice system are currently being held in solitary confinement,
most in state prisons. Those in solitary confinement are often
in a cell by themselves for 23 hours a day. Some prisoners
are kept in these conditions for months, years, or even decades.
This is torture! Sign the
petition to state officials to end this practice.
Write to our Leaders about Guantanamo
your voice to those calling for the closing of Guantanamo.
More Action Needed on Immigration Reform
- Contact Your Senators
It's critical that we keep up the pressure on our
legislators to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Call
your senators and ask to speak with the staffer who handles
immigration. Share the following message from NETWORK
and the Interfaith
I want to share with Senator __________ that I support
commonsense, humane immigration reform that will provide a
pathway to citizenship for aspiring Americans who are currently
undocumented, and that prioritizes family unity. I hope Senator
_________ agrees. What is she/he doing to help accomplish
immigration reform this year?
Charter for Compassion - Sign It and Support ItThe Charter for Compassion is an effort to restore compassionate thinking and action to the center of religious, moral and political life. Compassion is the principled determination to put ourselves in the shoes of the other (the Golden Rule), and lies at the heart of all religious and ethical systems. Add your name to affirm the Charter.
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Marianist Groups – Programs for YOU Click here for social justice programs from MSJC for Marianist communities and groups.
Social Justice…on the Light SideTo keep from taking ourselves too seriously, click here for some humorous relief. It will make you smile!
Praying for Social Justice Sometimes the most important thing we can do, maybe the only thing, is to take our concerns to God. Click here to get some prayer ideas.
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