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

Upcoming MSJC Events

Check Out MSJC's 25th
Anniversary Video!

Twenty-five years ago, MSJC was formed among the three branches of the Marianist Family (SM, FMI and the Laity) as a unique place of connection to keep the fires of justice burning. Over the years, the MSJC has addressed the signs of the times, focusing on national and international issues such as ending sweatshop labor, caring for our environment, and working to eradicate racism. Today, over 70 volunteers advocate and create opportunities for engagement around seven distinct social justice initiatives. 

Check out our 25th Anniversary video here and pray with us these last few months of the year!

Imago Dei: Call for
Proposals is Open

What's New

We are currently seeking Concurrent Session proposals and  Liturgical Prayer Experience proposals for our June 2024 Imago Dei assembly. Submissions should cover topics that will help attendees deepen their understanding of an inclusive church that embraces the LGBTQ+ person. Proposals can be on topics of theological understanding, spiritual practice, pastoral ministry strategies/best practices, social justice, art, music, community building, leadership, etc.  Proposals are due by December 31, 2023! Follow this link for more information on the theme, what we are looking for, and the form to submit. 

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

Women & Justice

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Racial Justice

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LGBTQ+ Initiative

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Integral Ecology

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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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November 2023

Justice Jottings Highlights

Giving Thanks for the Decades-Long Work of our Death Penalty Abolition Team

A Brief History of Thanksgiving - A Racial Justice Reflection


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