What is the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative?

The Marianist Social Justice Collaborative (MSJC) began in 1998 as a means to promote education and action for social justice within the Marianist Family.

our story

Since our founding, we have continued to work for the following vision:

to educate the Marianist Family about social justice

to help Marianist Family members network around common social justice concerns

to serve as an advocate for a more just social order and a sustainable environment 

to provide community reflection and support for Marianists to do the work of justice in the world and in their lives

A Special Call to Action on Gun Violence

Although gun violence and mass shootings are not a social justice issue that MSJC directly takes on with an issue team, we recognize our call to challenge the status quo in this moment. We encourage those connected with MSJC to move into action. See the full statement from the US Bishops on gun violence below  and send a message to your representatives using Everytown's action link or search the number to call for your Congressional house representative and Senators.

Join One of MSJC's Issue Teams!

What's New

A majority of MSJC's current issue teams are looking for new members to join their teams! We hope new volunteers will help our issue teams: 
  • Continue to develop exciting and engaging programming to help themselves and others commit to action on justice issues
  • Explore their gifts and become leaders for justice in the Marianist Family and our Church 
If you are interested in learning more about becoming an issue team member, please reach out to us at our interest form below. 

MSJC Interest

USCCB Backgrounder on Gun Violence

MSJC focuses on seven specific social justice issues. These issues are tackled by issue teams that plan yearly goals, create resources for Marianists to use, organize legislative support and outreach, work in collaboration with other justice-oriented organizations, and much more!

Our Issue Teams

Racial Justice

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Environmental Justice

coordinated by the Marianist
Environmental education center

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Women + Justice

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LGBTQ+ Initiative

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Immigrant Justice

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Death Penalty Abolition
and Restorative Justice

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Adele Social Justice

Young Adult Outreach

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Other Programs

What else is happening at the MSJC?

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