Why is MSJC called a “collaborative?”

MSJC is one of the first structured partnerships in the US or North America between the Society of Mary, Marianist Sisters, and the Marianist laity. Each has equal representation on the Steering Committee and each supports MSJC financially according to their means. In addition, all of the committees, issues teams and projects of MSJC are open to any member of the Marianist Family and their associates, as well as others who want to be involved in our work. MSJC is accountable to the Marianist Family Council of North America.

What is an issue team?

These are small groups of people who work together to address a specific social justice issue. The teams are responsible for setting the direction and proposing the strategies and actions for each of the issues. Currently we have seven issue and project teams: 
  • Adele Social Justice Project (Young Adult Outreach)
  • Death Penalty Abolition and Restorative Justice
  • Immigrant Justice
  • Integral Ecology
  • LGBTQ+ Initiative
  • Racial Justice
  • Women and Justice
Other issue teams may be formed in the future based on volunteer interest and staff capacity. 

Is MSJC concerned about other issues, besides the specific issue teams? 

We are keenly aware that there are many social issues calling for urgent and decisive action – abortion, human rights, gun rights, hunger, nuclear weapons, the growing gap between the rich and poor – to name just a few. While we have focused most of our attention on seven current issues, we want to hear and know about your work and involvement. It may lead us to new endeavors. We also recognize that we cannot address issues of injustice in the world around us without at the same time striving to assure justice in our own relationships, in our communities, in our institutions, and in our church.

How can I get involved? What type of time commitment does involvement in MSJC require? 

There are several ways to participate in the work of MSJC!
  • You can volunteer on one of our issue and project teams. The work of these volunteer teams is a critical component of MSJC and they depend on a commitment of volunteer team members.
  • You can make a financial donation to support our continued, and expanding, work. 
  • You can read other ways to get involved below! 

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How can I stay up to date with what is going on at MSJC?

The best way is to get on our mailing list so that you receive our e-newsletter, Justice Jottings . To do so, just click here!

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