Campus Ministry, firmly committed to the work of peace and justice in our world, offers programs to raise consciousness about social justice issues, particularly in conjunction with Peacebuilders, the Pax Christi Chapter at CNR.
Fall Social Justice Series
Each year, Campus Ministry hosts its Fall Social Justice Series, alternating each of the following three programs:
- The Hunger Banquet engages participants in a dramatization of the unequal distribution of resources and wealth in the world, thereby educating individuals on world hunger facts as well as ways to combat this global tragedy.
- The Sleep Out is an opportunity for the CNR Community to spend a night outside sleeping on Maura Lawn to discuss, think, and learn about homelessness, in order to raise awareness and advocacy.
- “Stuck in Traffick: A Human Trafficking Event” showcases the global crime of human trafficking. Participants are encouraged to write to their congressional representatives to eradicate this modern-day form of human slavery.
Other peace and justice events sponsored by Campus Ministry include:
- Peacebuilders: Peacebuilders, the CNR Pax Christi Chapter, studies, reflects on, and prays about issues of peace and justice on both local and international levels. In addition, Peacebuilders plans action and advocacy for the CNR Community on vital issues of justice and peace such as hunger, homelessness, and human trafficking. I'm interested!
- The Good Friday Stations of the Cross: Peacebuilders joins Pax Christi Metro New York* in the “Way of The Cross” walk through the streets of NYC, a modern reenactment of the Stations of the Cross with social justice themes. I'm Interested!
- "Roses in December" Remembrance: Each year, the four American church women killed in El Salvador in 1980 are remembered. Sr. Dorothy Kazel was a member of the founding order of CNR, the Ursulines. I'm Interested!
- The Mission Service Project: The MSP is an ongoing commitment of the CNR community to help people in need in the United States and in varied places throughout the world. Members of the divisions and schools of the College serve on the MSP committee and meet regularly to continue guiding the College community in serving our sisters and brothers whom we encounter on our yearly Plunge Service Trip. [more]
By the virtue of baptism, Christians are called to be leaven for a transforming world -- building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern times. This work begins in the actions taken on our daily journey, is experienced in direct actions to transform unjust structures in society, and extends to acts of service for people in need. Campus Ministry collaborates with the entire College Community to organize and celebrate our common struggle for peace through justice.
Reflecting vibrant and challenging Catholic Social Teaching, Campus Ministry is dedicated to providing programming and experiences that help inform the individual conscience for making decisions regarding public policy, distribution of wealth and resources, and the transformation of society.
* Pax Christi Metro New York is an arm of Pax Christi International - a non-profit, non-governmental Catholic peace movement spread over 30 countries and five continents, with over 60,000 members worldwide. Pax Christi International is a Catholic organization but welcomes members from all religious groups working toward peace and justice – Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and non-religious. Pax Christi strives to create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring, articulating, and witnessing to the call of Christian nonviolence.