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.

our story

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

Immigration Community Resources

MSJC, in partnership with the No. American Center for Marianist Studies (NACMS), has produced five immigration-themed community meeting kits. These kits include all you need for a community or small group meeting on each topic: an opening prayer, program material (articles, podcasts, videos), reflection questions, additional resources, and a closing prayer. Find all five resources on the Immigrant Justice Issue Team page or on NACMS' website.

LGBT Video - Living Our Marianist Charism

What's New

The LGBT Initiative is excited to announce the release of their video Living Our Marianist Charism: Embracing the LGBTQ+ Community . This video offers a collection of stories and perspectives from LGBTQ+ persons, family members, and allies affiliated with the Marianist family.  Please find the video here and also utilize a this Video Resource Guide created by the team to foster dialogue around the video. 

MSJC focuses on six 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

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?

In This Time of Peril, What's a Catholic Voter Supposed to Do?

September 2020

Justice Jottings Highlights

Creating LGBTQ+-Friendly Parishes

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