The Adele Social Justice Project has put a major focus on hosting community-centered podcast discussion groups within the Marianist Family and beyond. These discussion groups are focused on social justice issues and faith.
The first series is the 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.
The second podcast discussion group that ASJP is running is called the Another Name for Everything Series. This is a 7-week series of prayer, reflections and conversations about Richard Rohr's podcast based on his book The Universal Christ. The group engages in weekly conversations and reflections about the connections between action & contemplation. Again, ASJP is hoping to run this series in the future as well.
Be on the lookout for updates on the next opportunity to join the ASJP team on either of the podcast discussion groups above. The team is also planning to run some new discussion groups in the future focusing on different social justice issues!
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.
ASJP is planning to host another Intergenerational Retreat in 2022. We hope you'll join us!
ASJP and the Association of Marianist Universities recently hosted an election and civic engagement discussion titled Elections 2020: Justice Signs of Our Time - A US Marianist Panel & Dialogue. This event featured presenters and participants from our Marianist Universities, schools and other ministries and communities. It provided an opportunity for reflection and respectfully dialogue in about being multi-issue voters that advance justice, peace and a sustainable environmental future. Please take a look at the Summary and Voter Resources Guide that was created after the event.
ASJP is hoping to keep creating spaces around these important conversations and issues. The team is in the process of creating some follow-up and continuation events around Faithful Citizenship this year!