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 Family Teach-In for Justice 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, visit The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice.
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.
Community Service Fair
Each year Loyola hosts a Community Service Fair where you can explore the various service and justice opportunities offered by the Center for Community Service and Justice and throughout our Baltimore community. Meet community partners and find the service opportunity right for you. Community service, advocacy initiatives, and community engagement are just a few of the opportunities at Loyola where you can live out our Jesuit values of being a person “for and with others.” Student interns will be available to share more information about one-time and weekly service opportunities as well as immersion programs, advocacy opportunities, and courses you can take on campus that offer service-learning opportunities. If you’re interested in learning more about ways to serve and connect to our Baltimore community, you won’t want to miss this event.
The fair typically takes place the second Wednesday of September. For more information about the service fair, call our office at 410- 617 – 2380.