Taking action to foster social justice is the focus of Campus Ministry programs. The Prep Urban Life Experience and Ignatian Family Teach-In are two of the ways in which students learn that they can make a difference.
PULSE: The Prep Urban Life Student Immersion program offers juniors a four-day opportunity to experience life in downtown Boston. Students work in soup kitchens, homeless shelters, inner-city grammar schools and food banks. They also spend time with residents at St. Francis House, the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans and other locations in the Boston area. In addition, students have an opportunity to visit the Cambridge Zen Center and the Little Brothers of St. Francis.
Georgia Peace & Justice Trip: The goal of this trip is for students to learn about non-violent movements and religious peacemaking that seeks change in the world, to become educated on social justice issues, and to partake in the “faith that does justice.” Students travel to Georgia in mid-November. The trip begins in Atlanta with to visit the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Center and then heads to Americus, Georgia, to visit Koinonia Farm. They go on to Columbus to join Catholic and Christian-based schools and organizations, as well as secular non-profits, at the School of the Americas (SOA) vigil. On the last day of the trip, the students join thousands of others in a peaceful non-violent protest at the gates of Fort Benning.