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Faith Doing Justice Summit

Today our prime educational objective must be to form men and women for others; men and women who will live not for themselves but for God and his Christ - for the God-man who lived and died for all the world; men and women who cannot even conceive of love of God which does not include love for the least of their neighbors; men and women completely convinced that love of God which does not issue in justice for others is a farce.

-Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ, twenty-eighth Superior General of the Society of Jesus

The Faith Doing Justice Summit, a collaborative effort of the Office of Mission, Campus Ministry, Christian Service and the Diversity, Global Education, and Social Justice Committees, aims to help form our community as people committed to a faith that does justice. The summit encourages our community to assess critically issues of justice through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching and Ignatian spirituality. Through unified efforts of all our Ignatian Ministries, the Summit will bring a specific justice issue to the consciousness of our community in order to foster dialogue.

2023-2024 Summit: Love & Radical Kinship

Sponsored by the Social Justice Committee

One of the qualities of a graduate of a Jesuit school, and described in the Profile of the Graduate at Graduation, is loving.  By graduation, the graduate has come to see healthy, loving relationships as essential to his growth as a human person. He also has begun to understand that being a loving person will often require personal sacrifice. This year’s theme invites our community to grow in our understanding of what it means to be a loving person and how being such a person often calls us to radical kinship with persons on the margins of society.

Summit 2024 Event Schedule

This year, Fordham Prep is proud to announce the expansion of the Faith Doing Justice Summit. Students will discover, explore, and practice “Love and Radial Kinship” in a myriad of ways over the course of ten days. In addition to the events listed below, there will be opportunities for reflection and dialogue in mentor groups and during class, in each grade level.

Thurs Mar 7th @ 3 pm - Opening Prayer
Sponsored by Campus Ministry and Interfaith Committee

Fri Mar 8th @ 10 am - Keynote Assembly with Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ
Sponsored by Social Justice Committee
Fr. Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world and author of numerous best-selling books including: Barking at the Choir-The Power of Radical Kinship.
The assembly will be broadcast live HERE and recorded to view later.

Tues Mar 12 @ 3 pm - Presentations: Profiles of Community Organizations
Sponsored by Social Justice Committee

Wed Mar 13 @ 3:10 pm - Dialogue on Radical Kinship-  Kinship with the Queer Community  (Room 232-233)
Sponsored by Diversity Alliance and Diversity Committee

Thurs Mar 14 @ 3 pm - Advocacy Day
Various Opportunities to engage in Letter Writing, Phone Banking, and Just Service
Sponsored by Social Justice Committee

Fri Mar 15 @ 3 pm and 7 pm – Theatrum Justitiae
A student-created, devised theater production rooted in justice, which promotes advocacy and action. This 1-hour presentation will feature monologues, scenes, poetry, music, and visual art.
Sponsored by Social Justice Committee. Open to the public.

Wed April 10 @ Mentoring Period - Assembly: “Profiles of Radical Love and Kinship”
Presented by the Ignatian Global Scholars and Sponsored by Global Education Committee

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