A New Journey for 2013-14
"The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope."
--Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Justice Walking will be open to a group of twelve to fifteen students who will be trained as volunteers for AseraCare Hospice. For an entire year, students will continue this service of compassion and focus on the social issue of human rights. The students will have the opportunity to build community as they serve together, share their challenges and consolations, and experience a service/immersion trip building for Habitat for Humanity during their fall break.
The focus for the year will be human rights, and students will be invited to cross borders in respect to the many issues surrounding human rights. How do we understand human rights issues and what do these issues have to do with us? What are the socio-economic, political and religious factors operating in our awareness and concern for the rights of all people? How can we advocate for basic human rights? What impact does our Justice Walking journey have on our spiritual and vocational discernment?
Jay-Walkers will commit themselves to:
* Two full semesters of participation in the program, fall and spring of 2014-15
* Initial training and in-service for hospice volunteer service
* A commitment on every Monday from 4 - 6:30p.m., excluding breaks
* One partial day of reflection each semester
* Fall Break Immersion Trip in collaboration with the Center for Service and Justice (CCSJ)
* $300 fee to help cover the cost of the immersion ($150 due at time of acceptance into the program)