Loyola University Maryland

Campus Ministry

Roots of Refuge

Roots of Refuge Ecumenical Christian Community at Loyola University Maryland offers a unique, spirit-filled opportunity for praise and worship in a space of empowerment and grace, where all may freely share in the expression of their love for Jesus Christ and for one another.

Our worship services (Soul Food Sundays) serve as a vital resource for the spiritual, intellectual, and social formation of our communities across the university and greater Baltimore. Our mission is to encourage, teach, inspire, and nurture our community towards a deeper faith in Jesus Christ, while making surprising friendships that authentically cultivate Beloved Community where all can experience a place called home.

The goals of Roots of Refuge Ecumenical Community are to:

  • Reflect the interdisciplinary spirit of an ecumenical Christian ministry to serve as a light of belonging to the world.
  • Foster a faith-based, theological understanding of the true Beloved Community. 
  • Inspire the development of student leaders who are called to encourage society to progress towards individual transformation and social change, and to serve as advocates for justice and peace in the spirit of Christ's love.