Day 1 / Human Dignity, inspired by Fratelli Tutti, Chapter 2: “A Stranger on the Road” February 22, 2021
From Loretta Sanchez
III. A Conversation on Prison Outreach
with Deacon Robert “Bob” Leibrecht, Director of Criminal Justice, Archdiocese of San Antonio; Justin Miller and Cody Brown, participants of Criminal Justice Ministry; and James Greenaway, Ph.D.
Personal/Spiritual Reflection QuestionsPrison Outreach
Should we “lock’em up” and throw away the key?
What is the value of prison outreach?
Do you think prison outreach could be transformative?
Does prison outreach communicate hope to the incarcerated?
Conference on Justice and Social Concerns
The Conference on Justice and Social Concerns provides our campus community with the opportunity to engage with issues of social justice, faith, and personal and communal responsibility to the common good.
The 2021 Conference on Justice and Social Concerns, sponsored by the St. Mary’s University Center for Catholic Studies, is inspired by Fratelli Tutti: Encyclical Letter on Fraternity and Social Friendship by Pope Francis. Pope Francis’ third encyclical is centered on the major themes of service, charity, economic justice and political love, and is framed by his close friendship and experiences with the Grand Imam Ahmad al-Tayyeb of the Islamic university and mosque Al-Azhar in Egypt.
Each day of the Conference will feature pre-recorded presentations and panel discussions centering on the themes presented in Fratelli Tutti and linking them to the Marianist mission and charism. Panels will premiere on the University website each morning and are pre-recorded unless otherwise indicated. The Lin Lecture will be presented in real-time via Zoom and livestream.