WORK IN PROGRESS
Season for Social Justice 2017
“Only God could say what this new spirit gradually forming within you will be. Give Our Lord the benefit of believing that his hand is leading you, and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself in suspense and incomplete.”
—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ (excerpted from Hearts on Fire)
This September, our annual Season for Social Justice embraces the deep truth that we are each a WORK IN PROGRESS. We are human – sometimes we get it right, sometimes we mess up. We also see and experience a country and a world with movements for justice that are certainly a work in progress, too. This is because the roots of injustice run deep and thus bear the fruit of daily violence in Chicago, the forces of white supremacy in Charlottesville and beyond, and the stress of our brothers and sisters trying to make ends meet. Do you know that anxious feeling of being in suspense, being incomplete, not knowing what to do? Don’t run away from it. Stay with it. There are no quick fixes, but there is real work for us to do as people of faith who seek justice. Now is the time to gather together and keep up this work in progress.
Join us for our Wednesday evening workshops listed below, and stop by our table after Masses on Sundays for resources and ways YOU can be a part of this movement.
Wednesdays in September – 6:00pm Check in | 6:15pm Program | 7:45pm End
September 27: Racial Justice (Hughes Hall)
What does a healthy conversation on racial justice feel like? Is there really anything we can do with such a divisive topic? We invite you to join us for an introduction to systemic racism and the space to ask all the questions you’ve been running through your mind when you feel overwhelmed about the state of our city and country.