Peace and Justice in ACCU’s Fall Newsletter

ACCU recently released the fall edition of Update, our quarterly newsletter. Read Update in full here. Peace and Justice highlights include:

Global Solidarity Grants Increase Awareness of Catholic Social Teaching at Benedictine University, Cabrini College, Dominican University, St. Norbert’s College, and the University of St. Thomas (TX).

Catholic Colleges Bring Higher Education to the Incarcerated: Saint Francis College, Donnelly College, Holy Cross College, University of Notre Dame, and La Salle University implement programs to bring higher education to those incarcerated.

Spring Hill Alumni Participate in Inaugural Service Trip to Belize where they worked building homes.

Loyola Chicago Students Donate Care Packages to Soldiers serving in Iraq through a partnership with Aramark by using the remaining balance on meal plan to purchase care package materials

Loras Student Wins Interfaith Leadership Award- Recent graduate Samantha Eckrich was awarded the Mike Hammer Interfaith Leadership Award, which recognized her effort in promoting interfaith cooperation on campus.

To subscribe to Update, please email Paula Moore.

Register for the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice

In its 18th year, the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) is a national gathering for members of the Ignatian family (Jesuit institutions and larger church) to come together in the context of social justice and solidarity to learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate together. Click here to register for the 2015 Teach-In, which will take place November 7-9, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Speakers this year include:
Sr. Helen Prejean, C.S.J., Anti-death penalty Advocate
Rudy Lopez, Executive Director, Interfaith Worker Justice
Maureen O’Connell, Assoc. Professor of Christian Ethics, La Salle University
Sr. Simone CampbellS.S.S., Executive Director, NETWORK
Justice Janine Geske, Director, Marquette University Law School Restorative Justice Initiative
Fr. James Martin, S.J., Editor-at-Large, America
Fr. Alejandro Olayo-Mendez, S.J., Migration Expert
Hector Verdugo, Associate Executive Director, Homeboy Industries

You can also apply to lead a breakout session at the Teach-In here.