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.
Seeing White Racial Equity Podcast Discussion Series was held 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. Over 50 Marianists and Marianist-connected people have attended this. The Racial Justice Team has now taken on facilitating future Seeing White groups.
Another Name for Everything Series 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.
Be on the lookout for updates on the next opportunity to join the ASJP team on podcast discussion groups focusing on the above content or other 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 when it is safe to do so (exploring 2023). We hope you'll join us!
ASJP and the Association of Marianist Universities 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, including how to be a civic and faithful person in the day-to-day, global citizenship, and more. The team is in the process of creating some follow-up and continuation events around Faithful Citizenship for 2021-2022!