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. This past Advent, we focused on highlighting the issue of climate change in the world by promoting prophetic voices on the topic. Young people making change, artists creatively tackling social injustice, organizations reducing plastic waste, and individuals creating solutions to complex food problems in our world are the main topics we published this Advent! 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.
We are working on planning an Urban Immersion Experience to bring together Marianist-connected young adults during the summer of 2020! More details to come!