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

LGBTQ+ Annual Retreat: November 18-20, 2022

Our upcoming LGBTQ+ annual retreat is officially in the St. Louis area at the Mercy Conference and Retreat Center. The theme this year is Being Who You Are - Perfectly Well. Our keynote speaker is award-winning artist, author, and storyteller Bro. Mickey, McGrath, OSFS. Find more information about our 2022 retreat and register at the page below. Both in-person and virtual registrations are available. We can't wait to see you at this year's retreat!

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

Retreat Details + Registration 

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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Integral Ecology

In Collaboration with the Marianist Environmental education center (MEEC)

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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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September 2022

Justice Jottings Highlights

Official Integral Ecology

Our System is Not Always Just and Fair Guest Reflection


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