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Center for Social Concern

The Two Feet of Social Action

Whoa! There are a lot of problems out there in the world! Poverty, war, climate change, racism... the list goes on and on. Yet people of faith (regardless of the faith tradition) are called to help make this world better. Catholic leaders and theologians talk about two general types of action--charity and justice. In the Center for Social Concern, we offer many opportunities for students to be involved in one or both of these. Walk with us!

Learn more about the CSC at our Fall Cookout on Tuesday, October 24 from 5:00-6:30pm at the ArtStreet Amphitheater. We'll have hot dogs, veggie dogs and desserts--and maybe some new friends!

COP 28: Climate Crisis, Pope Francis, UD and Me

If you're experiencing some climate anxiety, this panel of experts will help you see that there is hope. COP 28, the UN's Climate Change Conference, brings together leaders of nations to negotiate the climate crisis. Ahead of this meeting, Pope Francis released a document called Laudate Deum in order to influence the COP 28 meetings and the world, especially young people, to take action for the good of the planet. Panelists will also discuss how to get involved here at UD. November 30, 7:00pm, KU Ballroom. PATH-eligible.

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BreakOut and Immersion Trips

Applications for BreakOut trips are now open! Here are the opportunities: Spring Break to Appalachia; Easter Break to Ecuador; trips in early May to El Salvador and the US/Mexican border, the southern US for a Civil Rights Tour, and to San Antonio with students from the other two Marianist Universities Most applications have deadlines of January 15.

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March for Life

Flyers for Life will be attending the March for Life in Washington D.C. We will leave Thursday, January 18, 2024 and coming back early morning on Sunday, January 21, 2024. On Friday, we will attend the March for Life, marching across Capitol Hill. On Saturday, we will attend the Pro-Life Summit.

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Breaking Open the Sin of Racism Mini-Course

UDI 260 is a 1 credit hour 8 session mini-course that will foster dialogue on racism, power and privilege with a connection to Catholic social teaching. The course will meet on Tuesdays from 9-11am. Don't forget to register when you meet with your advisor.

Bishops' Document on Racism

SERVICE Saturday

Get sweaty with hands-on service at a community organization on Saturday morning. It could be working in a community garden, sorting donated clothes, serving lunch at a shelter, etc. Plus, a free lunch and new friends!

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Church in Progress Podcast

Campus Ministry's Center for Social Concern has a NEW PODCAST! Check out Church in Progress: Margot Sommers interviews guests who offer fresh perspectives on how we can create a more just and equitable Church. Currently available on Spotify and coming to Apple Podcasts soon!


Table of Plenty

Free lunch awaits as long as you participate in a table discussion on a complex social justice topic and how it is related to religious beliefs. We hope to have people with a broad spectrum of opinions join us for respectful conversation where all sides are heard.

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Campus Ministry's Center for Social Concern

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300 College Park Ave.
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0408
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