by Lisa M. Gray, Assistant Director of Student Life, Cultural and Spiritual Diversity
Get ready for Critical Social Justice: Baltimore 365 with our “What You Need to Know” series.
As we begin Critical Social Justice: Baltimore 365, Pope Francis’ timely recent visit to the U.S. – specifically his remarks to Congress, helps us explore the ways that religion, faith and spirituality can inform what we do in the public sphere, not just in our private lives. Like so many religious figures and leaders have shown us – Mother Teresa, Saint Francis of Assisi, Mahatma Gandhi, the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Martin Luther King, Jr., Amma Mata Amritanandamayi, and Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, III to name just a few – religious faith, spirituality, belief systems and social justice activism are often interconnected. For example, here are some of the social justice topics and calls to action shared by the Pope in his Congressional Address: Continue reading