Serve: Faith and Justice

Informed by the Jesuit mission of “the service of faith and the promotion of justice,” campus ministry provides integrated learning opportunities that help you witness the challenges faced by others, reflect on those experiences, and challenge how you will think and act differently.  

Through accompaniment and solidarity, we amplify the voices that are not heard and become men and women for and with others.

Photo from the Kino Border Immersion Trip

Participants who traveled to the St. Martin DePorres Community in Belize City worked with teachers and students at the elementary school, as well as with members of the Center for Community Resource Development. 

Spring Break Immersion Program

The immersion program challenges students to build communities that stand in solidarity with people on the margins, engage diverse expressions of spirituality and work for justice. An immersion experience can be local, halfway across the country or on the other side of an ocean.  While your actual immersion experience may last a week, what you develop and gain will last long after that. Our program will continue to support you and engage you upon your return to campus and in your ongoing efforts to be in solidarity with the oppressed of the world.

We invite you to join us, experience immersion, understand, imagine and act. In the words of Peter Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., former superior general of the Society of Jesus, “Students, in the course of their formation, must let the gritty reality of this world into their lives, so they can learn to feel it, think about it critically, respond to its suffering and engage it constructively.”

For more information, contact Michelle Verner or Jen Petruso, Immersion Program Coordinators, at immersion@slu.edu or 314-977-1516. 

See more details about Available Immersion Trips and Program Dates

Spring Break Immersion Program Application (due October 1)

Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice

The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice is an annual gathering in Washington, D.C., that commemorates the Jesuits and their companions who were martyred in El Salvador in 1989. It provides an opportunity for members of the Ignatian family (Jesuit institutions and larger church) to come together in the context of social justice and solidarity.

From Nov. 4-6, 2017, members of SLU's delegation will learn, reflect, pray, network, advocate and explore the important connections between faith and justice. The teach-in is a place where you will be empowered, re-energized, inspired, challenged and affirmed in your work for Gospel-centered social change. The weekend culminates in a day of advocacy on Capitol Hill with your senators and representatives.

Interested students are invited to complete the application by midnight on April 23, 2017. More information about the teach-in can be found at ignatiansolidarity.net

For more information, contact Jim Roach at jamesroach@slu.edu or 314-977-2427.