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

Join us Thursday, June 17 

Feeling frustrated and helpless about racial injustice in the United States? The Marianist Social Justice Collaborative (MSJC), the St. Louis Social Justice for All Team (SJ4A), and the West St. Louis County Collaborative invite you to join in sharing prayer, songs and dialogue focused on overcoming racism. This will be an inspiring, challenging, and reflective experience. Join us Thursday, June 17 at 7 PM CST/8 PM EST. Read more about this event on our flyer and register here. 

Register for the 5th Annual LGBTQ+ Retreat 

What's New

Registration is open for the LGBT Retreat this summer in Paoli, PA from July 30 - August 1! The theme is Bread for the Journey: Made*Blessed*Broken*Shared. This retreat will give us an opportunity to see how members of the LGBTQ+ community have experienced Church in their day to day lives. We are thrilled to have Dr. Craig Ford as our keynote presenter as he imparts his wisdom of the intersection of sexuality and spirituality on each of us. We’re excited to have you join us for this grace (and fun!) filled weekend. Please find more details about the retreat on our LGBT Retreat page and register here!

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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May 2021

Justice Jottings Highlights

Way of the Cross with Women of the World Prayer

Encounter, Accompany, Listen, Learn Reflection

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