Setting the Captives Free: Embracing Christ in the Victim, Offender & Community
St. Louis – Catholic Charities Archdiocese of St. Louis will host the 28th annual Social Action Summer Institute (SASI) on restorative justice July 20-24, 2014 at Washington University. The five-day national conference is organized by the Roundtable Association of Catholic Diocesan Social Action Directors in partnership with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Offices of Catholic Campaign for Human Development and Justice Peace & Human Development, Catholic Charities USA, Catholic Relief Services and JustFaithMinistries. SASI offers education, professional development and advocacy training for diocesan and parish social action ministers. Rooted in the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, SASI provides a forum for people to explore social issues in the light of scripture, Church teaching and theology. The conference this summer focuses on themes in restorative justice. Participants from dioceses throughout the country as well as parishes in the St. Louis and Kansas City metropolitan regions will be visiting seven local agencies and prisons during “Immersion Monday” to witness restorative justice in action. They will also participate in diocesan and parish ministry workshops aimed at sharing best practices in social action ministry.
Most Reverend Ricardo Ramírez, C.S.B. Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico will preside over the opening liturgy and offer a reflection Tuesday morning on his experience visiting an immersion site. Mark Umbreit, Professor and founding Director of the Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota will present an overview of restorative justice. Janine Geske, Director of the Marquette University Law School’s Restorative Justice Initiative will be presenting victim/offender dialogues in crimes of severe violence. Christi Griffin, founder of The Ethics Project will discuss findings from her new book: Incarcerations in Black and White: The Subjugation of Black America. Father Ron Chochol of St. Louis will lead tracks on Catholic Social Teaching and Restorative Justice. Father David Link, Dean Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame Law School, will be featured in the closing plenary.
Visit CatholicRoundtable.org to register online, get more information and see a day-by-day schedule of the conference. Please direct any questions to Greg Entwhistle, Roundtable Coordinator, at 202-635-5828 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 Immigration Conference
Please join us for the Human Rights Office's 4th Annual Immigration Conference at Cristo Rey High School in Kansas City,Missouri on Saturday May 3rd! The conference will include four workshops, a free lunch, and will conclude with Mass at Redemptorist parish next door.Pre-registration is free and includes lunch. Register now!
Schedule for the Day:
· 8:30 a.m.-9:30a.m.- Conference Check-In and Vendor Exhibit
· 9:30 a.m.-9:50a.m.- Opening Comments
· 10:00a.m.-10:45 a.m.- Workshop 1
· 11:00a.m.-12:00 a.m.- Keynote Address
· 12:00 p.m.-1:00p.m.-Lunch and Vendor Exhibit
· 1:00 p.m.-1:45p.m.- Workshop 2
· 2:00 p.m.-2:45p.m.- Workshop 3
· 3:00 p.m.-3:45p.m.- Workshop 4
· 3:45 p.m.-4:05p.m.- Closing Comments and Evaluations
· 4:05 p.m.- 4:30p.m.- Benediction
· 5:00 p.m.- Massat Redemptorist Parish
2013 Fall Prison Ministry Workshop
Please join us for our annual Fall Prison Ministry Workshop. There will be speakers,lunch, and you will have the opportunity to earn 6 Missouri Department ofCorrections continuing education credits!
SaturdayOctober 26, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
OurLady of Guadalupe Parish
St.Joseph, MO 64506
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Do you like free lunches? What about a chance to attend mass with allfourof our Missouri Bishops? It gets better… You don’t even have to drive!Sign up for the Missouri Catholic Conference Annual Assembly Bus Pilgrimagetoday!
When: Saturday September 28th, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30p.m., 2013
Where: Missouri State Capitol Building, 201 West Capitol Avenue,Jefferson City, MO 65101 (FREE Bus transportation and pilgrimage provided fromSt. Joseph and Kansas City by the diocesan Human Rights Office.)
KeynoteAddress by Bishop Richard E. Pates, Diocese of Des Moines, with workshops,youth schedule, lunch (free), and Closing Mass at 3:15p.m. For moreinformation, or to register, go to www.mocatholic.org.
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