When has your faith challenged you to cross a line,
to move out of your comfort zone, and engage the world?
College JusticeWalking brings young adults into a small, committed community. Over the course of one university semester, J-Walkers engage in dialogue, read, reflect, pray, practice Catholic social teaching, and live the Gospel. Key to this process are the relationships that develop within each J-Walking community and those encountered at the margins of our society.
Campus Ministry launched this program this semester, under my leadership, and our J-Walking Team would like to share with you some of our personal experiences and reflections with you, which we will post as periodically, as we continue our J-Walking journey.
We plan to offer this opportunity to HNU students again next semester!
College J-Walking includes:
Seven weekly sessions
o three, two-hour, onsite meetings
o four offsite service experiences (every other session is located at a social service agency)
· Thematic reflecting on the signs of our times
o Mary Lou Kownacki, A Monk in the Inner City, Orbis Books, 2008
o Henri Nouwen, With Open Hands, Ave Maria Press, 2005
· An opening and closing retreat
· A public dialogue
· A daylong Justice Pilgrimage
· Maintaining a journal
So far we have …. (describe and possibly add pics).
In reflection on [these experiences, on our first service experience, or whatever seems most appropriate], NAME writes:
[Add some kind of closing: e.g., In our next J-Walking issue [blog, update, whatever you want] we will share what happened on our daylong Justice Pilgrimage!
Perhaps your next post can be something like:
On March 17, we went on our pilgrimage. One our pilgrimage we visited….
JustFaith Ministries works in partnership with Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Relief Services, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Pax Chrisit USA, and Bread for the World.
J-Walking means . . . going against the flow . . . choosing unconventional paths. . .
crossing social and cultural boundaries . . . entering into “unlikely” relationships . . . and gaining insightful perspectives through personal encounters, reflection and dialogue.
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