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, students grow in understanding of how faith relates to these issues and enables us to live for and with the world's marginalized. This program offers opportunity for conversion of heart and mind as students challenge each other to see issues of justice and faith through a more Christ-like lens. Participants ultimately strengthen each other to go outside of their comfort zones in new ways and to see life from a new perspective.
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 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 contemplate 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 during faith-sharing and reflection experiences.
Through their service work, students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in various environments and experiences. This immersion cultivates reflection and invites students to respond with compassion to the people they encounter. This immersion also allows participants to leave Creighton and to explore new perspectives.
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 students to become true contemplatives in action, ultimately inviting them to continue living a life of faith and service.
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Questions? Contact Justice Walking Staff Coordinator, Beth Samson.