JustFaith is a mind and heart-opening journey that invites participants to encounter the Spirit of Jesus in the lives of people who are poor and vulnerable. It seeks to provide a tapestry of learning opportunities that emphasize and enliven the Social Justice tradition of the Church. As such it helps participants to gain a better understanding the Church’s social mission while integrating personal spirituality with social commitment.
Participants are exposed to a substantive and demanding course of study that is similar to taking an extended college course. JustFaith groups consist of small gatherings of 8-15 participants who meet weekly; it employs a lively and challenging format with books, videos, lectures, discussion and prayer. The goal is to help participants see the world locally and globally through the lens of the Gospel and Catholic Social teaching.
Participants develop a new level of understanding of systemic social and economic issues and see more clearly the faces and lives of people most affected by those systems. Inspired by learning and new insights, JustFaith participants develop passion and compassion and acquire tools to prepare—or reenergize—them for the work of social ministry.
This program is flexible, but also involves a significant commitment. The program asks a lot—like the Gospel—but program graduates often call it one of the most rewarding experiences they ever had!
Questions? Contact Gerald Gioglio, Program Facilitator, at: firstname.lastname@example.org