What is the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative?

The Marianist Social Justice Collaborative (MSJC) began in 1998 as a means to promote education and action for social justice within the Marianist Family.

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Since our founding, we have continued to work for the following vision:

to educate the Marianist Family about social justice

to help Marianist Family members network around common social justice concerns

to serve as an advocate for a more just social order and a sustainable environment 

to provide community reflection and support for Marianists to do the work of justice in the world and in their lives

Trans 101 Workshops: July 22 and August 8

The LGBT Initiative Team invites you to participate in our new Trans 101 Workshop. This workshop will explore questions about the inclusion of our trans family and community members. Many of us wonder about some of these issues:
- Are there more than two genders?
- What is gender identity?
- Is trans identity at odds with our faith? 
We invite everyone, but especially educators, spiritual directors, and other interested adults, to participate in this workshop, which is led by a well-informed teacher. Workshops will be Thursday, July 22, 7:30-9:00 pm EDT or Sunday, August 8, 7:00-8:30 pm EDT.
Register here for the July workshop or here for August.

Next Steps in Environmental Justice

What's New

MSJC, in partnership with the Marianist Enviornmental Education Center (MEEC), recently launched an integral ecology group. Around 15 people are meeting monthly to determine how the Marianist Family can be a leading voice in the Church on environmental justice. 

We’re All Part of God’s Plan(et) is a national Laudato Si’ awareness and engagement campaign for U.S. Catholics to care for creation and participate in the Vatican’s Laudato Si’ Action Platform. Learn what the Church is doing in these seven sectors and look for updates for how you can get involved with this ministry in connecting with MSJC. 

MSJC focuses on seven specific social justice issues. These issues are tackled by issue teams that plan yearly goals, create resources for Marianists to use, organize legislative support and outreach, work in collaboration with other justice-oriented organizations, and much more!


Our Issue Teams

Racial Justice

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Environmental Justice

coordinated by the Marianist
Environmental education center

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Women + Justice

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LGBT Initiative

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Immigrant Justice

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Death Penalty Abolition
and Restorative Justice

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Adele Social Justice

Young Adult Outreach

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Other Programs

What else is happening at the MSJC?

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Working to Abolish the Death Penalty in Florida

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