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Faith Is Service: A Social Justice Conversation
Holy Trinity’s 2014 Social Justice Kick-Off Event
Saturday, October 4, 2014, 9:30 – 12 Noon
Light refreshments at 9:30 am & program at 10:00 am
We invite you to join us in exploring how to integrate our commitment to the Gospel with social justice work. We’ll hear from people who are living their faith through specific dimensions of social justice: Advocacy, Spirituality and Direct Service. We will also commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Jesuit martyrs in El Salvador and what we have learned from our 25 year journey with our sister parish, Maria Madre de los Pobres.
Rev. Charles Currie, SJ, Executive Director, Jesuit Commons
Congressman Jim McGovern (2nd District, MA)
Diana Villiers Negroponte, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center
Karen Clifton, Coordinator for Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP) Washington
Jean Johnson, Marie Madre de los Pobres Committee
After the panel discussion, join one of three breakout sessions to explore opportunities for faith-based action through Advocacy, Spirituality and Direct Service – each offering an opportunity to explore and engage in different aspects of social justice.
Leadership Born of Struggle, Solidarity, and Hope: Ignacio Ellacuría, Rutilio Grande, Jon Sobrino, and Us
In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the assassination of the Jesuits and their collaborators at the Universidad de Centroamerica (UCA) in El Salvador, this panel will consider the life struggles and challenges out of which the leadership of Rutilio Grande, Ignacio Ellacuría, and Jon Sobrino emerged, and how their examples might inform our own lives, work, and commitments to justice at Santa Clara University today. Panelists will also reflect on how the work of educated solidarity and the proyecto social has become central to the work of Ignatian leaders in Jesuit higher education and beyond.
Verdad y La Justicia: Witnessing Truth in the Service of Justice: The Story of the Salvadoran Martyrs
In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the assassination of the Jesuits and their collaborators at the Universidad de Centroamerica (UCA) in El Salvador, Santa Clara University co-published with Orbis Press: La Verdad: Witness to the Salvadoran Martyrs. La Verdad is the firsthand account of the El Salvador martyrdoms and the process of resettling in the United States by Lucia Cerna, a housekeeper at the UCA, accompanied by a reading of El Salvador’s history and the vagaries of the American immigration system by local scholar and professor, Mary Jo Ignoffo. Lucia Cerna and Mary Jo Ignoffo will reflect together with Luis Calero, S.J. on the events of November 16, 1989 and share about the larger context, implications, and significance of this anniversary for El Salvador, the United States, and Santa Clara University. Reception immediately following. All alumni of past SCU El Salvador immersions and the Casa de la Solidaridad are particularly invited to attend. RSVP
Stories, song and movement will shape the prayer service to commemorate not only the six Jesuits and two women represented by the white crosses in front of the Mission Church, but also the many men and women whose lives and deaths serve as a witness to faith. This prayer service will also serve as a sending forth for the SCU delegation heading to Washington D.C. to participate in the 17th annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice hosted by the Ignatian Solidarity Network and rooted in honoring the Jesuits and their companions martyred in 1989. Weather permitting, the service will include a procession through the Abby Sobrato Mall.
No RSVP required.
Friday, November 21
9:30 am: Academic Roundtable
“Memory and Hope: The Salvadoran Martyrs, Prophetic Witness, and the Future of Jesuit Higher Education.”
1. Dan Harnett, SJ, Xavier University and Bellarmine Parish
2. Cecilia Gonzales-Andrieu, PhD, Loyola Marymount University
3. Robert Lasalle-Klein, Phd, Holy Names University
Response: Fr Jon Sobrino, SJ
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