Don't wait another day to work for social justice! with Jack Jezreel, Founder of JustFaith Ministries | S4E1
Reclaiming Social Justice
by Catholic Social Teaching Podcast
1M ago
Today’s episode features a special guest, Jack Jezreel. If you a passionate social-justice-oriented Catholic, then you have probably heard of JustFaith. JustFaith Ministries creates transformative programs that inspire action to address the root causes of injustice while serving with love. Jack is the founder of JustFaith Ministries and was the first Executive Director of the organization. Jack is a popular speaker and author of the book, A New Way to Be Church: Parish Renewal from the Outside In. His work now focuses on presentations, workshops and training to introduce JustFaith programs and ..read more
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What do seminarians learn about social justice? with Professor Liam De Los Reyes | S3E8
Reclaiming Social Justice
by Catholic Social Teaching Podcast
9M ago
Ever wonder, what, if anything, do Catholic seminarians learn about social justice? Tune in to this episode to find out. You might be surprised at the answer! Themes from the interview that connect to the themes of Catholic Social Teaching: The universal destination of goods Right to private property Subsidiarity Word of the day: Distributism Source: Does the Church Teach Distributism? By Dr. Jared Staudt Want to connect with me? ReclaimingSJ@gmail.com Have feedback? Send your thoughts and recommendations here: ⁠https://bit.ly/reclaimingsjfeedback --- Send in a voice message: https://p ..read more
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Social Justice and DEI at Jesuit Schools with Amanda Montez | S3E7
Reclaiming Social Justice
by Catholic Social Teaching Podcast
11M ago
In this episode, you will meet Amanda Montez. Amanda Montez Cobian is the director of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Jesuit High School in Portland, OR. She recently finished her graduate degree at the University of San Francisco in international and multicultural education. Her research centers alumni of Nativity schools and how they transition to predominantly white high schools. As a bi-racial educator, she aims to create the classroom environment she wished she could have had as a student and works to create systems of racial equity at work, in research, and as a co-author of Jesuit W ..read more
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The story of an interfaith child becoming an interfaith organizer with Annie Fox | S3E5
Reclaiming Social Justice
by Catholic Social Teaching Podcast
1y ago
In this episode, I speak with Annie Fox, the daughter of a Baptist mother and a Jewish father who has dedicated her life to interfaith relationship building and justice work.  She currently works as the Provincial Assistant for Social Ministry Organizing for Jesuits West. Fox has run grassroots campaigns focused on housing, homelessness, education, immigration, and mass incarceration. Here's our conversation at a glance: Favorite line from the prayer of Teilhard de Chardin Her upbringing in an interfaith family The multiple crises she experienced at the age of 7 and how her local school ..read more
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“It’s Just Jesus!”: Why this young latina stays Catholic and works for justice | S3E4
Reclaiming Social Justice
by Catholic Social Teaching Podcast
1y ago
Ana Ruiz is a young immigrant from Mexico who has spent most of her life directly or indirectly serving in ministry. Her earliest memory is at a retreat center where her parents served as marriage encounter leaders. Fast forward to today, she has recently graduated from Georgetown University where she majored in culture and politics and minored in theology and german and was the vice president of Catholic Women at Georgetown, a campus court of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She has interned at multiple well-known Catholic organizations such as the Catholic Labor Network and the USCCB ..read more
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Remembering the motherland: The complicated nature of passing on your roots to the next generation with Cecilia Flores | S3E3
Reclaiming Social Justice
by Catholic Social Teaching Podcast
1y ago
In today’s interview, you will meet Cecilia Flores. Cecilia is the daughter of Filipino immigrants and has spent 15 years working with communities of faith to address issues of poverty and injustice in the US and in Central America. In our conversation, we speak about her missionary experience in Honduras, what we really mean by the phrase “meet people whey they are at”, the importance of remembering her motherland, culture and how that intersects with social justice, her experience as a first-generation American, raising intercultural kids, unity, and much more!  Building a common langua ..read more
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What immigrants give up in order to fit in, the importance of names, and anti-racism with Alex Quezada | S3E2
Reclaiming Social Justice
by Catholic Social Teaching Podcast
1y ago
In this month's episode, you will meet Alex Quezada. Alex serves as Hispanic Ministry Coordinator at St. John Paul II Catholic Parish in Kankakee Illinois. Alex has also been working as Relief & Development Coordinator at the office for Human Dignity in the Diocese of Joliet since 20019. As an immigrant from Mexico, Alex works to promote social justice for all following the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. Given our shared cultural identities, we talked a lot about the immigrant experience but also touch on racial justice in the black community as well. We talked about the importanc ..read more
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Reconciling Social Sin and Practicing Social Justice at Home with Tom Ulrich | S3E1
Reclaiming Social Justice
by Catholic Social Teaching Podcast
1y ago
In today’s episode, I speak with Tom Ulrich. Tom Ulrich has over 40 years of professional experience in assisting faith communities and national organizations develop their social justice ministry efforts. Tom is the author of two books: Parish Social Ministry: Strategies for Action. (2001) and recently released ‘On Earth As It Is In Heaven’ - Organizing Social Justice Ministry in Faith Communities: A model that works. (2021). We cover the main themes and topics of his most recent book, of course, but we also touch on his own upbringing as a Catholic and how he was introduced to Catholic Socia ..read more
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SPECIAL: Looking at the immigrant issue through two different lens with Father Pete Neeley, SJ and Deacon Felix Garcia
Reclaiming Social Justice
by Catholic Social Teaching Podcast
1y ago
It's the end of season 2! Check out this special episode featuring two clergies who share their different but complimentary perspectives on the immigration issue. Included in this episode is an apology/explanation for being MIA the past two months! Have feedback? Send your thoughts and recommendations here: https://bit.ly/reclaimingsjfeedback --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/reclaimingsj/message ..read more
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Everyone deserves to live free of aggressive violence with Molly Sheahan | S2E9
Reclaiming Social Justice
by Catholic Social Teaching Podcast
1y ago
In this episode, I speak with Molly Sheahan. Molly is the Associate Director for Life and Family Advocacy at the California Catholic Conference. She has an extensive lobbying portfolio, including legislative and grassroots advocacy on pro-life policy, foster care, human trafficking, domestic violence, bioethics, disability rights, end-of-life care, and the death penalty. Molly speaks nationally on human dignity concerns, and her writings have appeared in The Public Discourse, Angelus News, Grotto Network, Rehumanize International, and other publications. She is also the founder of We Are Pro-l ..read more
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