Tomorrow's 'whole person' cannot be whole without an educated awareness of society and culture with which to contribute socially, generously, in the real world. Tomorrow's whole person must have, in brief, a well-educated solidarity.Peter Hans Kolvenbach, SJ
In Campus Ministry, our efforts for justice grow out of and feed back into a cycle of education and reflection in community. Explore some of the many ways you can plug into communities of conversation and learning in Campus Ministry. While action is an undeniably important aspect of working to create a more just and humane world, it must go hand-in-hand with contemplation. Education and reflection, in the context of community, are equally important aspects of the work of doing justice.
Campus Ministry offers several opportunities for educating yourself and reflection on social justice issues within community.
Soup with Substance is an occasional offering during the lunch hour. All are welcome to join Campus Ministry for a simple lunch (provided) as we learn together about a particular topic and reflect on it in relation to our own life experiences, faith traditions, and values. In the past, Soup with Substance has focused on themes like housing justice, human trafficking, restorative justice, and migration stories
Campus Ministry partners with Point One North to bring the practice of Peacemaking Circles to the Seattle University community. Passed on by the First Nation Tagish Tlingit, Peacemaking Circles is "a trans-disciplinary approach [that] provides an innovative, holistic, paradigm-shifting method to move people from a culture of conflict to one of true partnership" (Point One North). By participating in one of our Peacemaking Circles, students, faculty, and staff gain radical and countercultural skills for mending communities and building peace.
These close-knit communities of students come together once a week for a quarter for education, reflection, and conversation. The themes of cohorts rotate on a quarterly basis. Past themes have included immigration and restorative justice.
The 2023 Maguire Lecture will take place on Wednesday, April 12th, from 6 - 8:30 p.m. in the LeRoux Conference Room (Student Center 160), and will feature Dr. Jimmy McCarty, Ph.D., of Boston University School of Theology, speaking on the topic: "We Are Only Human Together: On Moral Imagination and Social Transformation." Please join us for an engaging evening of delicious food and dialogue at the intersection of faith and justice! Staff, faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students, and community members are welcome. Please RSVP via Eventbrite by Thursday, April 6.
Interested in building community while learning about global and domestic justice issues through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching? Consider joining the Seattle University CRS Ambassador community!
CRS Ambassadors work together to educate themselves and the broader SU community through a faith lens on pressing issues of social injustice and inequality throughout the world. Some of the benefits of serving as a CRS Ambassador include:
"For Love of Justice: Seeking Racial Justice through Ignatian Spirituality"
Brendan Busse, SJ
"Social Justice Tools for Interfaith Action"
with Professor Najeeba Syeed, JD
"The Interoceanic Mega-Canal Project: Avoiding an Environmental Disaster in Central America"
with Jorge Huete-Perez, PhD