Friday, March 23, 2007

Catholic Charities workshop on JustFaith: April 22, 2007

The Call to Transform Our Hearts and the World
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
invites you to a Sunday workshop introducing

JustFaith

a program that empowers people
to develop a passion and thirst for God’s justice
presented by Jack Jezreel
Executive Director of JustFaith Ministries

Rooted in Hebrew and Christian scripture, and our experience in the world, the Catholic church has articulated principles of justice and just living that are summed up in these words: common good, shared rights and responsibilities, value of human dignity, solidarity, respect for creation, grassroots wisdom and energy, and the call to stand with the poor. These principles invite us to some remarkable possibilities in the name of love and compassion. The vision 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 community, your heart!

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

Anyone interested in learning more about JustFaith or just curious to learn more about this faith tradition is welcome.

When: Sunday, April 22, 1-5 PM

Where: Holy Family Parish, 4848 Pearl Ave., San Jose (near highways 85 and 87)

Contact: Elizabeth Lilly, 408 325-5262 or elilly@ccsj.org

Cost: $15.00 a person with group discounts (starting at 2 for $25, ask about teams)

About the facilitator:
Jack Jezreel, popular national speaker and justice educator, holds a Master of Divinity degree from Notre Dame, spent six years in a Catholic Worker Community, and has been involved with parish-based justice ministry for 25 years. He is the author of JustFaith and serves as Executive Director of JustFaith Ministries. He received the prestigious Harry Fagan Award in 2006 for his unique contribution to the achievement of the Catholic vision of social justice. He is married and has three daughters.

About JustFaith: JustFaith Ministries is partnered with and promoted by Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Charities USA, Catholic Relief Services and Bread for the World. JustFaith is used in over ninety dioceses with over twelve thousand graduates.

Download a registration form (Word doc) here.

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