CSMG Diversity Outreach Initiative- Apply Now for a Scholarship!

The Diversity Outreach Initiative of the 2019 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering, has extended the Diversity scholarship application deadline until Monday, November 26.  Those selected to participate in the Diversity Outreach Initiative bring a richness of perspectives, skills, voices, and vision to the gathering, and enhance the overall experience of the CSMG for all participants. Those who are eligible, are encouraged to apply now for this scholarship opportunity. For more information about eligibility and the application process, visit the CSMG Diversity Initiative Website. For specific inquiries, contact Nicole Germain at ngermain@usccb.org

Gonzaga University Paves Way to Care for Creation

Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA was recently praised by the city’s mayor, for it’s collaborative efforts in improving the city’s safety and environment. Working with the city officials, civil engineering students and faculty at the Jesuit university helped improve a busy city roadway by developing a solution that will not only benefit pedestrians and drivers, but will also benefit the environment- specifically the Spokane River. Sharp Avenue is now paved with porous asphalt, a material that decreases the environmental impact of heavy rain or snow. By allowing the run off to be filtered of toxins and returned to the earth through a more natural process, this type of paving will “[ultimately] protect the health of the Spokane River.” said Spokane Mayor David Condon at a ceremony inaugurating the reopening of the street. The improvements also include various new safety measures, aimed to protect users of this high-traffic area.

One aspect of Gonzaga’s overall mission is to care for the planet “with responsible stewardship of our physical, financial, and human resources.” The installment of this safer and more environmentally sustainable road, is a great example of members of the Gonzaga University community innovatively carrying out that mission.  To read the full story, visit Gonzaga University’s website here.

2019 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering

Join the 2019 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering for the Young Leaders Initiative!

Let Justice Flow (cf. Am. 5:24): A Call to Restore and Reconcile”

February 2-5, 2019 Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC


In recent years, over 40 colleges and universities joined hundreds of national Catholic social ministry and advocacy leaders at the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering, an annual event sponsored by 16 national Catholic organizations.

 You and your campus can be part of the action at CSMG 2019, February 2-5, in Washington, DC!

  • Meet national Catholic social ministry and advocacy leaders.
  • Build knowledge of current Catholic social ministry priorities and initiatives.
  • Develop advocacy skills to empower students to call for positive change.
  • Voice concerns with legislators on issues of human life and dignity in the United States and internationally.
  • Discover new ways to grow in faith, studies, and vocational discernment through Catholic social ministry and advocacy.

Watch this video of what students had to say about CSMG 2018.

The deadline for receipt of participation forms is November 28.  You can indicate your interest in the Young Leaders Initiative for CSMG 2019 by completing the Young Leaders Initiative Interest Form or get more info at www.CatholicSocialMinistryGathering.org.

We look forward to seeing you at CSMG 2019!