CCSJ sponsors various programs and activities that are designed to inform and heighten the awareness of Loyola community members to the issues of social justice.
Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice
CCSJ partner, the Ignatian Solidarity Network, hosts an annual Ignatian Solidarity Teach-In in Washington, D.C. for members of the Ignatian family (Jesuit institutions and larger church) to gather in the context of social justice and solidarity to learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate together. It is a place where people are empowered, re-energized, inspired, challenged, and supported by a community that sees faith and justice integrally linked.
For more information about joining this year’s delegation, contact the Student Service Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Imagining Justice in Baltimore
CCSJ partner, the Institute for Islamic, Christian and Jewish Studies continues Imagining Justice in Baltimore (IJB) this fall with Community Conversations, a four-part series of interreligious community discussions and lectures on how Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities talk about justice. IJB Community Conversations will feature small and large group conversations along with short lectures. Our Community Leaders Cohort will serve as table facilitators at these public events. Please use this link to register.
Commemoration of the Martyrs of Central America
CCSJ and Loyola Campus Ministry host an annual commemoration of the Salvadoran martyrs that were killed during the 1980s. The martyrs include the six Jesuit faculty members at the University of Central America and the Jesuit community's housekeeper and her daughter who were murdered on November 16, 1989 and the three religious sisters and one laywoman who were raped, mutilated and murdered on December 2, 1980. CCSJ also commemorates the victims of the El Mozote massacre who were killed on December 11, 1981.
Throughout the year, awareness events and activities on campus are designed to inform and educate the Loyola community about social justice issues, social inequality. Members of the Loyola community are invited to plan and facilitate the individual events. Activities/events from past years have included: special service and advocacy opportunities, canned food drives, panel discussions, prayer services and a candlelight vigil.