Campus Ministry is committed to Social, Racial, and Climate Justice.
There are a number of different justice issues where you may feel called to learn more and engage in solidarity and activism. We in Campus Ministry are committed to empowering you in fostering the "faith that does justice" as well as connecting you with opportunities to balance action and reflection. A primary foundation for our approach to justice can be found in the 7 Themes of Catholic Social Teachings. There are a number of organizations in the Ignatian family that provide resources for the various forms of justice, including Jesuit Advocacy USA and the Ignatian Solidarity Network.
Each year, we send delegates to the Ignatian Family Teach-in. If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact Julia Claire.
Members of the Ethnic Studies department, Dr. Allia I. Griffin and Dr. Jesica S. Fernandez, along with recent alumni Khiely Jackson, BS ‘20, and Sydney Thompson, BS ‘20, curated a list of resources, readings, visual texts, poetry, and sociocultural artifacts to help support the development of an anti-racist vocabulary and praxis among all people.
Consider spending some time reviewing the various parts of the site regularly as a spiritual practice that supports your commitment to Contemplation in Action.
In addition to the ART-C collection, you can find an archive of opportunities to engage in Racial Justice at the website.
is a national organization whose local chapter is housed and organized through Sacred Heart Community Service. It is specifically for white folks to be able to learn and leverage power strategically on behalf of BIPOC. If you are interested in participating, you can connect with Andrew.
Please check out this resource created by the US/Canada Jesuit Conference to help you learn about, reflect on, and take action for justice!
The Unites States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB) has a curated list for Catholics to consider during an election year. Their guides, in English and Spanish, below.
The USCCB has issued continued statements on the injustice to migrants along the USA/Mexico border and in the United States, in strong support of Dreamers and DACA and decrying the human rights violations, trafficking and slavery associated with migration in the US and around the world. Find the archive of these statements, subtitled, "we are one family under God" at the Bishop's site.
The Santa Clara Undocumented Students and Allies Association is a supportive network of SCU allies advocating for undocumented students and mixed status families who are impacted by unjust policies in the United States.
A community center of the Santa Clara School of Law, the KGACLC educates law students in accordance with the highest professional and ethical standards by serving individuals and communities in need with competence, conscience and compassion through pro bono legal representation and education.
is a Jesuit apostolate advocating for "humane, just, workable migration" along the Arizona/Sonora border. In 2019 they served over 11,000 people, providing food, shelter, and first aid. SCU's Ignatian Center provides Santa Clara students an opportunity to immersion experience at Kino Border Initiative to learn about their mission to "respond to the most critical needs by respecting the God-given dignity of the human person and by fostering bi-national solidarity through humanitarian assistance, education and research/advocacy."
Discover the Mission: Sustainable commitments to Climate Justice in SCU's Center for Sustainability.
Pope Francis made history within the tradition of Catholic Social Teaching in 2015 when he promulgated this encyclical focused on the environment. It represents a contemporary, comprehensive reflection on "integral ecology" where he synthesizes the Church's teaching on creation from scriptural, theological, socio-economic, environmental, and spiritual perspectives. The encyclical is a call to action addressed to "every person living on this planet."
SCU tUrn is an interdisciplinary collaborative extending an invitation to all members of higher education institutions and partner networks, alumni & community members to lean into the climate crisis with urgency, creativity, and efficacy. Two key weeks of SCU tUrn engagement happen annually in October and April. Look for more events October 12-16, 2020.