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

2020 Lay Assembly - Postponed 

Announcement: Due to  recent concerns around COVID-19, the Assembly Planning Team and MLC-NA have decided to postpone the 2020 Lay Marianist Assembly. Please hold July 18th and 19th open in your calendar as they are exploring virtual options! There are also plans in the works to reschedule the in-person Assembly to the summer of 2021. Many of our Issue Teams are still scheduled to present at the postponed Assembly so we hope to see you there! 

Restorative Justice Article - ALIVE Magazine

Reprinted with permission of ALIVE magazine, Spring 2020, Vol. 17, No.1, © copyright 2020.

What's New

ALIVE magazine interviewed many members of our Death Penalty Abolition and Restorative Justice Issue Team for an article they published in the Spring of 2020 focused on Restorative Justice. The piece is beautiful so please read it here!  

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?

Laudato Si' Week
May 16th - May 24th

May 2020

Justice Jottings Highlights

Voting our Values - 'Conscience, Candidates, Discipleship in Voting'

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