JustFaith

Basilica JustFaith Reflection:

The Basilica JustFaith team has been studying about modern slavery.

  • Did you know that slavery is still active and growing in the United States and around the world? Modern slavery is related to the size of the world population, lack of employment, vulnerability of children left homeless, the “invisibility” of its existence in the manufacturing, harvesting, prostitution and housekeeping services. A reasonable estimate of 25 – 30 million slaves of which at least 60% are women and children was described globally.

  • For more information visit:

Catholic Relief Services

International Justice Mission

 

JustFaith is a national program designed by JustFaith Ministries.

JustFaith is a powerful exploration of social issues and social justice.  It examines topics through the lens of Catholic social teaching and a structured curriculum that incorporates texts, videos, speakers, and immersion experiences. 

Above all, JustFaith offers a unique opportunity for faith formation through deliberate discussion around difficult – and even controversial or uncomfortable – aspects of our society and our faith.  It provides a safe, respectful, and spiritual environment for learning and better understanding those issues that we may have never considered or that have weighed heavily on our minds and hearts.

JustFaith’s topics are (in chronological order):

  • Compassion and Option for the Poor
  • Poverty at Home and Abroad
  • Identity, Systems and Structures
  • Violence, Nonviolence, and a New Way
  • Faith that Does Justice: Discerning Next Steps

JustFaith is where passion meets compassion, and discovery meets discernment.  Please consider joining us.  After all, as Frederick Buechner said, “Vocation is where our greatest passion meets the world's greatest need.”

For more information, contact Joe or Stephen.  

JustFaith Story:

“I started JustFaith to get a better sense of what social justice means in terms of our Catholic Faith, and possibly gain a little fellowship along the way.  What I have received from my JustFaith experience has been nothing short of life changing. 

What did we do in the group? We read about & discussed the various topics of social justice throughout our 8-9 months together. While I had many questions and wondered how self-conscious I might feel talking about how these issues have affected me personally, please rest assured and believe me when I tell you that these past months have been some of the most fulfilling of my faith journey.  Each of the social justice topics made me look deeper within myself and find out truly what I believe.  What I found was at times a little scary, not going to lie, but the value I’ve found in this exercise has been immeasurable, mainly because I’m still “discerning” where I’ll fit in best & will do the most good.

As you’ve heard from the pulpit, and as we talked about in JustFaith, Jesus was a Champion for the poor and taught us to also be Champions of the poor.  I feel this “call” as a sense of duty and I believe the JustFaith experience has bolstered the faith in myself to more adequately tend to this “call”.

 In peace, Bill Sharbono

Upcoming Events

Sep 30
2017
Saturday
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9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
This Northside Bus Tour is an opportunity to go to North Minneapolis to see both the struggles and the beauty of the North Side of our city. The Bus Tour will be guided by Don Samuels, former...
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Iraq Family
Oct 1
2017
Sunday
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11:00 AM
Meet the Mentors who work with the six families The Basilica cosponsors through your generosity and prayer. These families have arrived in Minnesota from Somalia, Iraq, Burma, Djibouti, and El...
Oct 7
2017
Saturday
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10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
This team works to assist refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.  Rooted in our Catholic Faith, they partner with community organizations, foster long-term relationships, offer financial assistance...
Harvest Pack Volunteers 2016
Oct 8
2017
Sunday
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10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Help Feed the HungryVolunteer to help pack more than 30,000 meals that will be donated to Community Emergency Services and sent abroad to the Philippines or Haiti. Packing will take place following...
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Disability Awareness Committee Peggy Wolfe LaVail Valentines
Oct 15
2017
Sunday
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10:00 AM
Come and talk with organizations from around the Twin Cities area. Following 9:30 and 11:30am Masses. For more information about any of these events, contact Janet.
Homeless Jesus Sculpture
Oct 15
2017
Sunday
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11:00 AM
We’re All Two Steps Away…Sunday, October 15, 11:00AMSaints Ambrose/Teresa Room, Ground Level Presentation about the state of homelessness in Minnesota followed by personal stories...
Sister Mary Ann Osborne Art Studio
Oct 23
2017
Monday
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11:30 AM
The Basilica of Saint Mary is a co-sponsor of this interfaith dialogue featuring guest speaker Melody Moezzi, Iranian-American activist, attorney and author of Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar...
zAmya Theater
Oct 29
2017
Sunday
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5:45 PM
zAmya Theater Project: Reality Road ShowSunday, October 29, 5:45pmBasilica School, Great HallFree of chargeThe 2017 Reality Roadshow takes media stereotypes of homelessness and turns them inside out...
Homeless Jesus Sculpture
Nov 5
2017
Sunday
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1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Dorothy Day: A Voice for JusticeSunday, November 5, 1:00pmTeresa of Calcutta Hall, Lower Level [asset-2264-149]As a socially conscious journalist and activist--from her late teens until her death at...
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Homeless Jesus Sculpture
Nov 12
2017
Sunday
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11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Presentation about the call to defend and promote the dignity of the most vulnerable among us with Dr. Gerald Schlabach. [asset-2314-157]Dr. Gerald Schlabach is a Professor of Theology at the...
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