Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice Explores Faith, Learning and Action
The Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice is a combination of people, programs and resources what were previously tied to Campus Ministry and Peace and Justice Programs. Much like the aforementioned offices, the center:
• provides a ministerial presence to students on campus
• fosters faith formation opportunities
• facilitates community engaged learning
• promotes education for justice
In short, the center makes things like retreats, community service, faith-sharing groups and cultural immersion experiences happen.
The center is distinct due to its commitment to exploring the intersection of faith, learning and action. This is achieved by doing things such as asking students to take time to reflect on how their faith lives call them to live in the world, and by creating space for students doing service in the community to reflect on how their experiences impact their spirituality and personal identity.
To achieve our goals and facilitate student programs, the center has added two staffers to our team - Jim Riordan, S.J., who oversees Catholic identity programming, and Andrea Bardelmeier, assistant director for ecumenical and multi-faith programs. In addition, the center has 10 other staff members who work with students to plan and coordinate programs.
The center is committed to the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis, or "caring for the whole student." Through ministry and faith formation, education for social change and dialogue, the center supports students in deepening their recognition of the sacred and pursuing the common good. Visit the Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice website.