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

Lent, Forgiveness, and Restorative Justice Panel

MSJC's Death Penalty and Restorative Justice Issue Team is hosting a Lenten panel centered around restorative justice on Thursday, March 4 from 7:30 - 9 PM ET/6:30 - 8 PM CT/4:30 - 6 PM PT. The evening will center around the stories and experiences of our three amazing panelists who all bring unique and powerful perspectives on restorative justice. The panelists include Sr. Donna Liette, Leonard Rubio, and Bill Fischer. Read more on the flyer here and register here

LGBT Video and Video Guide Now in Spanish!

What's New

With the help of some of our Marianist friends in Peru, the LGBT Initiative Team has added Spanish subtitles to their video Living our Marianist Charism: Embracing the LGBTQ+ Community. Additionally, the team has worked very hard to make a Spanish-translated version of the video resource guide: Guía de Recursos del Video
This is a positive and inclusive step for our team and they will continue to translate some of their other resources into Spanish (and hopefully other languages in the future). Please spread the word that our video and video guide can be accessed in Spanish! 

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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January 2021

Justice Jottings Highlights

A Deeper Promise this Lenten Season

Lent: A Time to Reach Out
to the LGBTQ Community?

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