Posts Tagged With: Social Justice

Justice in Our Nation’s Capital

 

Want to meet some students ready to change the  world?  Well, look no further, for we present to you  the 2012 delegation from the Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice.  This gathering in Washington D.C. is meant to educate  and unite the 1000+ attending students from Jesuit schools around  the country to work for social justice in their own communities.  It takes place on the anniversary of the 1989 assassination of 6 Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter in El Salvador after they refused to stop serving the nation’s poor.  The white crosses in the picture represent how they are not forgotten and their work continues through our efforts.  These WJU students return to campus ready to, as the founder of the Jesuits—St. Ignatius of Loyola—said, “set the world on fire.”

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New Lundy Lounge Dedicated by Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J.

Welcome to the NEW Lundy Lounge on the first floor of Acker Science Center! This new space has a causal coffee shop style about it and hosts the SSAC and Appalachian Institute directors, Adrienne Tharp and Beth Collins. Named after former president Rev. George F. Lundy, S.J., it honors his commitment to service and social justice. A close friend of his and anti-death penalty advocate, Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., came for the dedication. She ate lunch with students that study, serve with or advocate for those incarcerated in this country. Sister Helen then gave a public lecture to a crowd of around 570 people on her experiences ministering to those on death row, a story which was adapted into the 1995 Academy Award winning film, Dead Man Walking. Come check out the new lounge and stay a while!

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