Day 5 / Social Action, inspired by Fratelli Tutti and Marianist social justice and charity / February 26, 2021
From Liza Sanchez
Marianist Charism through Voices of Alumni Starts at: 26:48-57:04 (30 minutes)
LBGTQ video Starts at: 1:25:15 (10:43 minutes). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ItQVlyXjd4&feature=emb_logo
Facilitated by Larry Hufford, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science and International Relations, St. Mary’s University
- Jim Vogt, Director, Marianist Social Justice Collaborative
- Kevin Matula (B.A. ’14), Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy, Zachry Group
- Carla Ortiz, Relationship Manager, Catholic Relief Services
- Jenee Gonzalez, J.D., Philanthropy Coordinator, Marianist Province of the United States
- Daniel Vasquez, Youth and Young Adult Minister, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and Theology Student, St. Mary’s University
- Kiran Bains (B.A. ’06), Director of Community Impact, SA2020
- Brian Halderman, LMSW, Director of Community Engagement and Success, GivePulse
Rev. William Meyer, S.M., Assistant Vice President for Mission, St. Mary’s University Starts at: 1 hr. 39 mins.
Personal/Spiritual Reflection Questions
How does the mission and work of the MSJC reflect on the words of Pope Francis in Fratelli Tutti?
To what extent does the MSJC’s understanding of ”social justice” and “social charity” resemble Pope Francis’ in Fratelli Tutti?
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.