Category Archives: Creating Community

Telling Stories

Sean Sanford[1] In the The Storytelling Animal, author Jonathan Gottschall attempts the “first unified theory of storytelling.” His premise is that telling stories is what makes us human. Ancient Irish culture held tribal storytellers, the seanchaidhethe, in the highest regard, … Continue reading

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Dare to Compare

Michael O’Connor [1] As humans, we have an innate ability and inalienable right to compare.  We do it all the time, whether we like to admit it or not.  Phillies or Yankees.  Toilet paper over or under.  Spiderman or Batman.  … Continue reading

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God is Faithful and We Are Persistent: Observations from the Front

Mike Laskey It’s our crazy season here at the Center for FaithJustice. We’re in the fourth of eight weeks of summer ServiceworX and JusticeworX programs, with about 80 students spread out among four different program locations this week alone. Even … Continue reading

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On Leaving

Michael O’Connor[1] Just over two years ago, I packed up my car, said goodbye, and left Birmingham, Alabama, my home for two years during my time in the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program through the University of Notre Dame. … Continue reading

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Cups and Chalices (On Growing Up)

Mike Laskey If you drive over the Ben Franklin Bridge from Camden to Philadelphia these days, and look up to the left as you arrive in Pennsylvania, you’ll see a billboard for the beer Stella Artois. Stella has been famous … Continue reading

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Volunteer Reflections

Jan, Kevin and Kathy, our three FaithJustice Fellowship Volunteers, are a little more than halfway through their year of service with the Center for FaithJustice. We asked each of them to give the blog a vignette on their year so … Continue reading

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Lessons from Language Arts

Michael O’Connor[1] There are days when I really miss teaching.  Now that I’m no longer directly in the classroom, I can’t help but have an internal running pro/con list.  Sure, there’s the meager pay, long hours of lesson planning and … Continue reading

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