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

Laudato Si Action Platform Officially Launched

The Laudato Si' Action Platform officially launched Nov. 14, opening the door for Catholic institutions of any size and in any location across the world, to enroll in a multi-year, Vatican-supported process toward sustainability in light of integral ecology. 

MSJC is one of the more than 4,000 church organizations who have already committed to this powerful and ambitious environmental initiative and many other entities within the Marianist Family have also signed on individually. This is an exciting step for the Catholic Family and MSJC is excited to jump into this collaborative work. 

Adding to our Trained Circle Keepers

What's New

One of MSJC's 5 Year Visioning Goals is to "promote the widespread use of restorative justice principles and practices within MSJC, Marianist communities and Marianist ministries." This past month, two of our MSJC volunteers and 1 staff member became trained as circle keepers through a 4 day program at Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation in Chicago. MSJC hopes to continue to engage with using circle process, and other restorative practices, within our own organization. Additionally, we also hope to share these practices broadly within the Marianist Family to facilitate better sharing, listening, peacemaking and conflict resolution.

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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LGBTQ+ 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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