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Diocese of Joliet

Peace and Justice Institute

2008-2009

 

Sponsored by

 

Office for the Diaconate

Office of Ministry Formation

Peace and Social Justice Ministry

 

 

“Action on behalf of justice and participation in the transformation of the world fully appear to us as a constitutive* dimension of the preaching of the Gospel, or, in other words, of the Church's mission for the redemption of the human race...” Justice in the World, Synod of Bishops, 1971

 

*constitutive - making a thing what it is; essential

 

The Church teaches us that social justice is essential to Christian Ministry; it is what makes our ministry authentically Christian. Regardless of the nature of our work, for it to meet the measure of the Work of Christ, it must in some way be formed and informed by the Gospel Call to Social Justice.

 

WHAT IS THE PEACE AND JUSTICE INSTITUTE? An educational experience to provide parish ministers with the knowledge, skills, and resources to effectively incorporate the Gospel call of social justice into their ministry.

 

WHO IS THE INSTITUTE FOR? Priests, deacons, pastoral associates, DRE’s, youth ministers, liturgists, musicians, adult formation directors, peace and justice ministers, catechists, educators, and anyone interested in becoming more knowledgeable of Catholic Social Teaching and Practice.

 

 

 

2008

Workshops

(9:00 - 3:00)

 

 

Presenter

 

September 11

 

The Biblical Notion of Justice

 

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Ed Cabey

Scripture Scholar

Sacred Heart Parish

Joliet

 

September 23

Catholic Social Teaching: A Foundation for Ministry

 

 

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Mary Elsbernd, osf

Program Director

Institute for Pastoral Studies

Loyola University

Chicago

 

October 9

Social Justice Spirituality: Action Flowing From Prayer

 

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Jonathan Foster, ofm

Founder

Mayslake Ministries

Westmont, Illinois

 

October 23

Liturgy and Justice: Theology and Practice   

 

 

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Gilbert Ostdiek, ofm

Director Institute for Liturgical Consultants

Professor of Liturgy

Catholic Theological Union

Chicago

 

November 6   

Social Analysis: The Pastoral Circle

 

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Katherine Feely, snd

Director of the Center of Concern's Education for Justice Project

Washington, DC

 

November 13

Legislative Advocacy: Transforming Social Structures through Public Policy 

 

 

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Sara Dwyer, asc.

Education Coordinator

NETWORK

Washington DC

 

Plus - Opportunities for Advocacy:

 

Bread for the World

with Regional Coordinator, Rev. Mariah Priggen

 

Joliet Diocesean Legislative Network, Committee Members

 

 

2009

 

 

 

 

January 15

Conflict Management Skills – Finding Opportunities for Growth in Church Conflict

 

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Reverend Richard Blackburn

Executive Director

Lombard Mennonite Peace Center

Lombard , Illinois

January 29

 

RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 2

Poverty and World Hunger – Responding to Global Need at the Local Level

 

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William O’Keefe

Senior Director of Advocacy

Catholic Relief Services

Baltimore

 

 

 

February 12

Parish Praxis: Taking Justice from the Pews to the Streets

 

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Jack Jezereel

Executive Director

JustFaith Ministries
Louisville

 

Plus - Panel Of Parish Justice Coordinators

 

February 26

Youth & Justice: Reaching the Next Generation with the Gospel of Justice

 

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Sean Lansing

Project Coordinator: Youth Ministry Services, Young Neighbors in Action

Center for Ministry Development

Milwaukee

 

March 12

Contemporary Social Issues: Dismantling Racism

 

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Anita Baird, dhm

Director

Office for Racial Justice

Archdiocese of Chicago

 

March 26

 

CANCELED

Contemporary Social Issues: The Environment

 

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Dan Misleh

Executive Director

Catholic Coalition on Climate Change

Cheverly , MD

 

Plus - Diocesan Committee on the Environment

 

April 23

The Serving Leader: Five Powerful Actions that will Transform Your Team, Your Organization, Your Community

 

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John Stahl-Wert

President

Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation

Pittsburgh



Where will the Institute take place?

All workshops will be held at St. Charles Pastoral Center, Romeoville.

 

How may one participate?

Ministers may take the entire Institute which includes an application process, an orientation meeting, 13 workshops, and writing of brief integrative papers. Upon successful completion of the entire Institute, students will receive a diocesan certificate.

 

Ministers may also take individual workshops, separate from the certification process. Must register one week in advance for workshops to insure a lunch.

 

What is the cost of the Institute?

Cost of the entire Institute leading to certification is $400. This includes lunches on all workshop days. Cost of separate workshops is $35. Price includes lunch.

 

Application process for certification program:

  • 2 letters of recommendation, preferably from one's place of ministry and from one's spiritual director.
  • An essay of involvement in ministry, particularly peace and justice
  • An essay of one's spirituality
  • An explanation of applicant's interest in being a candidate in the Institute
  • Candidates may be interviewed by the Director of Peace and Social Justice Ministry

Please send to Tom Garlitz, Peace and Social Justice Ministry, 402 S. Independence Blvd., Romeoville, IL 60446-2264

 

Questions? Email Tom Garlitz garlitz@dioceseofjoliet.org or phone 815-834-4028

 

Deadline for application to the Certification Program is September 1, 2008

 

Registration for Workshops

Registration for individual workshops will be available 6 weeks in advance of the date. Watch your email for materials, visit this website, or call Peace and Social Justice Ministry (815) 834-4028

 

DOWNLOAD AN ATTRACTIVE OVERVIEW BROCHURE OF THE INSTITUTE

(Best if printed on legal size paper. Fine on letter size.)

 

 

 

 

 

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