Peace and Justice Events

2010 Hunger BanquetEach year, Campus Ministry hosts its Fall Social Justice Series, alternating each of the following three programs:

  • The Hunger Banquet engages participants in a dramatization of the unequal distribution of resources and wealth in the world, thereby educating individuals on world hunger facts as well as ways to combat this global tragedy.
  • The Sleep Out is an opportunity for the CNR Community to spend a night outside sleeping on Maura Lawn to discuss, think, and learn about homelessness, in order to raise awareness and advocacy.
  • "Stuck in Traffick: A Human Trafficking Event" showcases the global crime of human trafficking. Participants are encouraged to write to their congressional representatives to eradicate this modern-day form of human slavery.

Additional Events

Other peace and justice events sponsored by Campus Ministry include:

  • The Good Friday Stations of the Cross: Peacebuilders joins Pax Christi Metro New York in the "Way of The Cross" walk through the streets of NYC, a modern re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross with social justice themes.
  • "Roses in December" Remembrance: Each year, the four American church women killed in El Salvador in 1980 are remembered. Sr. Dorothy Kazel was a member of the founding order of The College of New Rochelle, the Ursulines.

By the virtue of baptism, Christians are called to be leaven for a transforming world — building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern times. This work begins in the actions taken on our daily journey, is experienced in direct actions to transform unjust structures in society, and extends to acts of service for people in need. Campus Ministry collaborates with the entire College Community to organize and celebrate our common struggle for peace through justice.