Each Advent and Lent Season, ASJP’s core team hosts interactive social media campaigns, primarily on Facebook. We create awareness about a specific social justice or faith issue, and provide prayer and reflection resources for our followers, encouraging them to witness injustice in our world, analyze its consequences and act to create a more just society. During this Lent, we focused on highlighting the census through the eyes of faith. How did Jesus encounter the census during His life? How can His lessons be applied to how the census can affect our neighbors and communities? You can follow along with the Adele Social Justice Project on this year’s Facebook campaigns
The Encounter & Elevate Project is an opportunity for young adults to reflect and share their personal, unique encounters with social justice and the injustices they have experienced in their lives. By responding to a variety of questions, participants add their personal experience to a collection of others’ experiences, highlighting both the injustices, along with acts of social justice, that young adults encounter through the Marianist lens. ASJP is currently collecting postcards with written responses for this project to post on our Facebook page. Please let us know if your community would like to participate in this project (we can send you postcards), or if you know of any upcoming events where we could distribute postcards for young adults!
In the spring of 2019, ASJP co-sponsored an intergenerational retreat in Indianapolis titled “Radical Hospitality: Deepening Our Commitment to Social Justice.” The retreat focused on how we live out radical hospitality in our work for justice, particularly drawing from the Marianist tradition and Mary's example. Over 50 participants from all ages and regions attended the retreat, and we hope to host another intergenerational retreat in the near future.
The Adele Social Justice Project is currently running the Seeing White Racial Equity Podcast Discussion Series in collaboration with the Racial Justice Issue Team. This program features a podcast study group that examines the foundations of whiteness together and its effects on our communities. It runs weekly from 8:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST, and it kicked off on Thursday, July 23rd and ends on Thursday, September 23rd. The first series is currently full but we are exploring running this program again if there is interest. Please reach out to us if you have any questions or are interested in future programs of this series!