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Praying with the Universal Apostolic Preferences and Communal Discernment

 

Social Justice Parish Examen

St. Thomas More became the first Jesuit parish in Georgia in February 2016. Since then, the parish has used a parish-wide examen during weekend masses several times to guide the parish’s mission, leadership structure, and (most recently) social justice priorities for 2019. Attached is the examen we led for the social justice priorities this spring. These priorities help to give the relatively new social justice education and advocacy subcommittee direction, while the process facilitated communication between the parish and the committee.

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Closing Prayers

List of Closing Prayers that might be useful for various social justice gatherings.

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Parish Examen

An examen for a parish to undertake as they go through transitions to discern where the Spirit is calling them. Feel free to ignore the introductory letter from our pastor and to craft your own in its place.

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Developing “Public Narratives” to engage others

At Bellarmine Chapel (Cincinnati), JustFaith “graduates” have prepared and shared “Public Narratives” (short talks, PNs can become e.g,. pulpit announcements and “graced history” reflections). Public Narratives are developed by leader-organizers to engage others (see introductory video (0:12:13, link) by Marshall Ganz and attached PN development workshop handouts from the Episcopal Diocese of California).

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Visit a Home with Parish Conf. of St. Vincent de Paul (Retreat pre-homework)

This is part of an assignment for a Dec. 2018 Retreat of parish JustFaith “graduates” in Christian Life Communities. This formation experience is part of our efforts to build a “Culture of Encounter,” so much encouraged by Pope Francis. See online article on a Culture of Encounter (URL below).

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“The Two Standards” video formation resource for JustFaith/CLC retreat

Fr. Pepe Ruiz, SJ (San Juan, Puerto Rico) graciously developed this online video, for a Dec. 2018 retreat of parish JustFaith “graduates,” now in Christian Life Communities. See attached retreat outline with other links.

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Immigration Vigil Program

This is the program we used in our “Vigil in Solidarity with Detained and Separated Immigrant Families” event that our Peace, Justice & Reconciliation Commission organized. The purpose was to challenge the Trump administration’s family separation policies and stand in solidarity with immigrant families and their basic rights to dignity and family unity.

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Ignatian Dialogue Resources

More resources about Ignatian Dialogue.

Ignatian Charism for Dialogue

Points for reflection for those working in Jesuit social justice ministries concerning dialogue.

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