Justice Walking Mission and Pillars
Justice Walking is a program through Campus Ministry designed for students to come together to explore and share their faith in relation to a specific issue of social injustice. Through service, education, immersion and faith sharing we hope students grow in understanding of how our faith relates to these issues and enabling us to live our universal responsibility for and with the world's marginalized. It will offer an experience for conversion of hearts and minds with students challenging each other to see these issues of justice and faith with a more Christ-like vision. We envision a group that strengthens each other to go outside their comfort-zone in new ways and to see life from a new perspective.
Pillars of Justice Walking
While participating in the Justice Walking program, students will serve every Monday evening at a local hospice agency. This will be done with other members of the Justice Walking community and is a critical component of the year. It allows students the opportunity to do the "walking" aspect of their faith - to live a faith that does justice.
Another formative aspect of Justice Walking is its emphasis on the relationship between service and spiritual life, and a critical element of this is each student's becoming and remaining educated about the social realities in which they live and serve. By deepening their understanding of the complexities of issues surrounding human dignity, Justice Walking students begin to consider what it means to work toward a better future.
Education not only assists Justice Walking participants in their service and prayer, but also serves as a catalyst for conversation and further exploration during faith sharing.
Students will have the chances to immerse themselves in various environments of the Omaha Community as well as experience an extended service immersion trip during fall break. By being immersed in these environments, we hope students will cultivate reflection and create compassionate responses. These experiences allow the participants to leave Creighton and to cross borders into different realities which will hopefully provide them with new perspectives by which they may think, grow, and be in new ways.
An essential component of the Justice Walking experience is the opportunity for faith sharing and community prayer. This prayerful reflection on service, education, and immersion experiences is necessary, as it strengthens the Justice Walking community and enables the students to become true contemplatives in action, ultimately enriching their experience and urging them toward a fuller life of faith and service.
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