Category Archive: Justice

Choosing to be a catalyst for social justice to ensure that all human beings are treated respectfully and equally.

Apr 21

Mercy and Islam

“Among the privileged names that Islam attributes to the Creator are “Merciful and Kind.” Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus Interfaith relationships have been on my mind lately – particularly relationships with the Muslim community.  This is in part due to the Comparative Theology class I am currently taking here at GCU.  Recent terrorist attacks have also …

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Dec 10

Mercy Minute 2: Brothers And Sisters in Mercy

  “There is an aspect of mercy that goes beyond the confines of the Church. It relates us to Judaism and Islam, both of which consider mercy to be one of God’s most important attributes.” Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus The Jubilee Year of Mercy has officially begun and it is now time to settle into …

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Mar 12

Habitat for Humanity – Service Trip 2015

Installing the railing on a deck

  This year’s service trip gathered nineteen students and two trip leaders in the GCU parking lot on a crisp, March morning.  Before leaving for Goldsboro, NC, we reflected on the fact that the Sisters of Mercy had earned a particular nickname early in their history.  The people of Dublin called them the “Walking Nuns”  …

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Jan 21

Dr. King and Servant Leadership

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Throughout the year, servant leadership has been a topic of conversation around GCU. I’ve attended workshops on the topic, offered student retreats describing it and read a book entitled Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership by James W. Sipe and Don M. Frick. This week, we honor a great example of servant leadership, Dr. Martin Luther …

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Dec 12

Christmas at GCU

SALT Team Christmas

Technically, it is still Advent.  But since the academic schedule gives our GCU community a break for Christmas, we celebrate on campus a bit early.  Campus Ministry hosted another successful Christmas Tree Blessing and Lighting on the 4th.  Our SALT Team held a Christmas Party here at the Gatekeeper’s Lodge on Tuesday.  Just a few …

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