Many events at USD are related to issues of peace and justice, and lend themselves to understanding Catholic Social Thought through the growing knowledge of social issues that impact our world. Many of these events are found below in the calendar feed. By acknowledging how campus programs contribute to the education and practice of Catholic Social Thought, this feed allows our campus community to connect with the values that Catholic Social Teaching upholds for a better world.
The Council for the Advancement of Catholic Social Thought sponsors and highlights events that specifically address a semester long commitment to highlight one of the basic themes of Catholic Social Teaching, as identified by the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops. Themes are identified each semester to offer the campus an opportunity for intentional reflection and learning. The entire campus community is welcome to attend these events:
Fall 2013 Highlighted Theme:
Preferential Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
Mass of the Holy Spirit
Thursday, September 12, 2013
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Please join us for this wonderful tradition that is over 450 years old. People of all faiths are invited to this common prayer which celebrates the beginning of each academic year. During the mass, we ask for the inspiration, guidance and presence of God's spirit on all of our campus activities. All members of the university community are welcomed and encouraged to attend.University Ministry | firstname.lastname@example.org | (619) 260-4735
Fall Ambassador's luncheon
2013 Fall Luncheon, Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Degheri Alumni Center, room 120
Speaker: Rev. Neal Wilkinson, S.J.
Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe church in San Diego.
“Which Way Home” Film followed by Panel discussion.
This Social Issues Conference Event co-sponsored by Council for the Advancement of Catholic Social Thought, the Center for Christian Spirituality, Center for Community Service Learning, Social Issues Conference Committee and the Changemaker Hub.
When: November 21, 2013, 6pm-8pm.
Where: School of Leadership and Education Studies (SOLES)
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Warren Auditorium
Discussion to follow with special guests:
Education Program Director, Southwest Key Programs
Carmen M. Chavez, Esq.
Executive Director, Casa Cornelia Law Center
Kindly RSVP at http://sandiego.kintera.org/ccs
The film follows several unaccompanied child migrants as they journey through Mexico en route to the U.S. on a freight train they call "The Beast." Director Rebecca Cammisa (Sister Helen) tracks the stories of children like Olga and Freddy, nine-year-old Hondurans who are desperately trying to reach their families in Minnesota, and Jose, a ten-year-old El Salvadoran who has been abandoned by smugglers and ends up alone in a Mexican detention center, and focuses on Kevin, a canny, streetwise 14-year-old Honduran, whose mother hopes that he will reach New York City and send money back to his family. These are stories of hope and courage, disappointment and sorrow.
They are the ones you never hear about – the invisible ones.