Category Archives: Doing Justice & Serving Others

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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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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Fully Present in Africa

Caitlin O’Donnell[1] Before I got here, my understanding of Africa was limited to what I heard about it on the news and what I remembered from my freshman History seminar in college. Which is to say that my knowledge of … Continue reading

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Deep Gladness

Fr. Aidan Rooney, CM There’s a great happiness to be found serving God’s poor. Part of that happiness is the closeness you can achieve, especially with children, in a very short time. Being with the little ones in our day … Continue reading

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Celebrating Mother’s Day with Pedicures AND Peace

Elizabeth O’Donnell Gandolfo[1] I’m standing outside our minivan under the blazing hot sun in an empty parking lot, shielding my three-year-old daughter from passers-by as she sits on the miniature toilet we carry with us for potty emergencies such as … Continue reading

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Recreating the City

Bethany Welch This empty lot is one of 40,000 in the city of Philadelphia. At one point there was a house there. Then that house was abandoned and it began to decay.  Eventually a city agency demolished the structure and … Continue reading

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Food and Water

Chris Davidson Ever since the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010, I have been fascinated with the country and its people (In fact, my first article for the CFJ blog was on Haiti.) Not because of the earthquake itself, … Continue reading

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