Friday, May 29, 2009

You are Invited to a JustFaith Workshop on July 18

We are called to be compassionate as our God is compassionate (Luke 6:36), but what does the compassion of Christ look like in the modern world? How do I become a more compassionate person?

Biblical Roots of Justice: A Call to Transform Our Hearts and the World

You are cordially invited to a Saturday workshop exploring the Biblical roots of justice and introducing JustFaith Ministries, an adult faith formation program with a focus on the intersection of faith, spirituality and social responsibility in a world wounded by poverty.

While this workshop, which is sponosored by the Office of Social Justice of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, will have a primary focus on Catholic Social Teaching, there are many elements of the Roman Catholic curriculum that are applicable to the ecumenical version.

The Catholic program had a very good start in its first year in Albuquerque in 2008-2009, and local organizers hope to build on that success in 2009-2010.

Bread for the World-New Mexico would like to promote an ecumenical version here in 2010-2011 (or even 2009-2010). If you're interested, you are cordially invited to join us at this workshop.
Are you interested in embarking on a spiritual journey into compassion? The vision of the Gospels and Catholic social teaching speaks to life-giving choices on behalf of a world that struggles to survive. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore some new possibilities for your life, your church or parish, your heart!
When: Saturday, July 18, 2009 8:30 am - 3:15 pm
Where: Shrine of St. Bernadette parish hall, 11401 Indian School Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM (between Eubank and Juan Tabo)
Contact: Anne Avellone, Office of Social Justice, 505-831-8167,
Cost: $10.00, if received by July 11. After July 11 : $15.00 Scholarships available. Pre-registration required. Lunch included. Register Early, Space Limited!

Bread for the World is one of four national partners with JustFaith, along with Catholic Relief Services, Catholic Charities USA and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.

Comments from previous participants:

"I loved this workshop. It was both inspirational and challenging."
"Extremely dynamic presentation."
"Very motivating talk, inspiring, spiritual and practical."
presentation, rooted in scripture.”
"This workshop is better than excellent."

About the facilitator:

Dan Driscoll is a former member of the national board for JustFaith and a
JustFaith facilitator. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Notre Dame, served as Director of Parish Social Ministry in the Greensburg, PA, Diocese, and has been an editor with Ave Maria Press.

He currently serves as administrator for a Montessori school. Dan authored several articles on prayer
and family life, and his first book, Daddyhood: This Changes Everything!, was published in 2002. Dan has worked with parishes, schools, and community organizations on spirituality and justice issues for over 15 years. Dan is married and has five children.

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