Senior ministers implement Cabrini faith and justice week

By Holly Prendergast
December 3, 2009

Keeping faith and realizing the effects of our daily actions on others were the main purposes of the newly initiated faith and justice week.

Faith and justice week was introduced to Cabrini College by Justice and Faith ministers, seniors Shannon Keough and Matt Slutz.

Throughout the week, each night different activities were put together to get students involved. Some of the events included a prayer service that was held on the commons and a talk with Dr. Primiano about religious diversity in contemporary Philadelphia.

The main purpose of faith and justice week was to stress the fact that faith and justice have a very special relationship.

“Through justice there is faith, and vice versa,” Keough, senior communication major and justice minister, said.

At the event Jesus and Joe, there were thoughtful discussions that were held while just drinking coffee and talking with one another.

One of the most important events held during faith and justice week was the prayer service on the Commons on Wednesday night. The main purpose of the prayer service was for students to gather together and pray in order to help alleviate and end poverty.

Another event that was held during faith and justice week was a movie night where “In America” was shown. This was a movie that focused on faith and justice. The movie portrays an Irish family who comes to America and struggles with the loss of their
child and the difficulties of adjusting to a new culture.

The final event of faith and justice week was a craft event. At this event students came together to make crafts for local underprivileged children.

This year’s faith and justice week was a pilot program to help get students involved within the campus community. Through this program, both ministers hope that students will become more involved with the different faith and justice programs throughout campus and hope that they can keep in touch with their faith.

“We want the students not to lose sight of their faith and the power of the Spirit that guides their work,” Slutz, faith minister, said.

“We were hoping to bring together the Cabrini students and foster a sense of community and awareness of the world around them by exploring important church teachings and the significance of maintaining faith in one’s life.”

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