Community + Justice + Spirituality + Young Adults
This month the Justice Café kicked off in Baltimore, MD! Four of us gathered at a coffee shop to discuss Intergenerational Justice and the ways in which we see our lives intertwined with our elders and the youth growing up around us. Most of the people in the group work in the education system, and many rich insights were shared from the perspective of teachers encountering not only the realities of what we pass on to younger generations but also how to talk about what we are passing on and…Continue
Added by Rachel Lyons on April 29, 2013 at 10:34am — No Comments
So today we held the last Justice Cafe of the Semester at Holy Names University. The topic for this month was great because it seemed like everyone could relate to it and felt comfortable talking about it. Intergenerational Justice at first seemed foreign to me but once I started to read about it I realized that it was talking about me. I impact the world that we live in each and every day. Moreover, people in the Cafe talked about how being a consumer in this country affects other countries…Continue
Added by yarineth ferrufino on April 17, 2013 at 3:34pm — No Comments
In our last Justice Cafe we discussed Cultural Diversity. We had a group of about 12 and we all came together to share our personal stories on diversity. I found out that my school is really diverse, everyone identifies as different cultures, ethnic groups, sexual preference, ect. Reading the stories on the worksheets just touched everyone and people began to talk about the stereotypes put on different…Continue
Added by yarineth ferrufino on April 8, 2013 at 3:52pm — No Comments
We had our cafe at our house like we've had since September, and the topic brought up some intriguing thoughts. We live in an every changing world where diversity is a fact and should be celebrated as people come from all over the world as participants in these justice cafes and various other things that we share in our lives. Many values and emotions cross ethnic and racial boundaries showing us more about the human person, but there are so many perspectives to parts of the world. There…Continue
Added by Garrett Napier on April 1, 2013 at 11:55am — No Comments
Join the Conversation on Culture and Diversity
Join the Conversation on Intergenerational Justice
This month we came together to discuss the realities of immigration in our global society. We came to some interesting discoveries about how our respective communities witness and interact with immigrants including people's abstract understanding of the arguments surrounding the immigration cause. Everybody can say "sure people deserve basic rights and safety," but that feeling only takes the discussion so far once we have to start dealing with this as a personal issue. It seems like…Continue
Added by Garrett Napier on March 1, 2013 at 11:02am — No Comments
Our Justice Cafe was held at Holy Names University during lunch time. The room was full of young adults ready to listen and share their experience with our topic about Immigration. Javier, our facilitator, started the justice cafe by telling everyone is a safe place to share. When we started to share about our immigration stories every student had an important story to share. I was inspire by the passion the students had by sharing their stories. I was able to learn about their struggles,…Continue
Added by Maribel Lopez on February 27, 2013 at 8:51am — No Comments
Roma College of Nursing ( Lesotho)'s Jusice cafe gathering was held on 21st February 2013. After a brief reflection on an immigration issue, most of us realized how ignorant we have been on the needs of immigrants and immigration issues.
We had a common view that, this might be due to the reason that almost all of us are Lesotho citizens and due to the poor economical growth, Basotho migrate in large numbers to South Africa our neighbouring country in search for…Continue
Added by Francisca khooa on February 22, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments
We hosted a justice cafe at the intentional community I live in last month, and we discussed sustainable, and simple living. We have a tenet to live simply while we're in this house during the program, and it felt good to have a chance to recommit and rethink that idea and how it works in our community. We discussed ideas about how we can challenge ourselves more including these weekly challenges to change up our routine and force us to rethink our commitment to simple living in our…Continue
Added by Garrett Napier on February 4, 2013 at 6:45am — No Comments
Join the Conversation on Immigration
Join the Conversation on Sustainable Living
Our Justice Cafe was held at Holy Names University during lunch time. The room was full of young adults ready to listen and share their experience with our topic ability and disability. We were honor to have a guest speaker Belo Cipriani, an author, speak about his experience being blind. After the opening reflection he spoke to us about his experience of having everything he ever wished for to not being able to see the world around him. Belo Cipriani shared the obstacles he had when he had…Continue
Added by Maribel Lopez on November 30, 2012 at 10:23am — No Comments
Added by Nicole Wilsey on November 28, 2012 at 1:03pm — No Comments
Last night we met at the Wayward Café in the Roosevelt Neighborhood of Seattle. The group was small (only 5 of us, 3 being connected to IPJC), but the discussion was excellent. Each person brought stories of how they've encountered people with disabilities in their life to the table. We talked about family members, friends, and co-workers.
While disabilities have been a constant presence in my life, via an aunt who was born with what is now called a developmental disability, I didn't…Continue
Added by Christopher Matthias on November 27, 2012 at 11:56am — No Comments
I am very grateful and happy that I have been invited and am now a member of IPJC Justice Cafes! I started inviting my classmates and friends at Roma College of Nursing in October. I tried to explain and make a brief introduction to IPJC materials given by Sr Linda and Emily!
There were 24 interested people who were ready to take part in November conversation.
Last week wednesday we had a chance to gather and explore the topic. Abilities and…Continue
Added by Francisca khooa on November 26, 2012 at 4:46am — No Comments
Our group from Western Washington University met on November 7th; I was stoked that so many came! We had 16 people contributing to the conversation! A few of us have some sort of disability, which made the discussion so much more personal and less abstract, as topics can so easily become. Topics of discussion ranged; we talked about the difference between acquired disabilities (like losing a limb, for instance) and ones possessed from birth, especially the idea of knowing…Continue
Added by Jeff Finkbonner on November 25, 2012 at 12:29am — No Comments
The October Justice Cafe in Seattle was humbling, eye opening, and motivating. Everybody in our group was touched by conflict minerals in our daily lives. I had brought my cell phone and Android tablet with me, knowing that those electronic devices were an end point for human slavery and conflict minerals. They served as good props, seemingly innocent in their use, but tainted non-the-less.
Meeting at a local coffee shop, we were surrounded by the reason that minerals were involved in…Continue
Added by Justin William Almeida on October 25, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Last Thursday, the fourteen other members of the St Louis Vincentian Mission Corps and I participated in our second Justice Café activity. In our discussion of conflict minerals, we struggled with exactly how to approach such a complex and deep-rooted issue, particularly one from which we are so physically removed. Although we all agreed that the suffering caused by this trade is unacceptable, we found it difficult to brainstorm concrete actions we can take to prevent it…Continue
For how much later this blog post has been posted than the rest, for how much time I have had to reflect on the Justice Cafe held by the Vincentian Mission Corps from St. Louis, MO, the questions we posed as a group are enough to keep one busy in thought and at work for a lifetime. For the duration of our lifetimes, given that we seem to be always already challenged, conflicted, fallible, fallen, a reflection on both conflict resolution and the kind of peace we…Continue