Service, Justice and Leadership Opportunities
Are you a person that believes that having faith means more than simply attending religious services?
Campus Ministry organizes Global Outreach service projects, domestic and abroad. Past trips have included Mexico, Honduras, Ecuador, Appalachia , Washington D.C. and Haiti .
Since 2002, Saint Peter’s University Global Outreach (GO) teams have traveled abroad for two weeks of service and immersion. Students, faculty, staff and alumni serve in communities that are in need of help.
Check out Campus Ministry’s Community Service Programs for local service opportunities. It is an excellent resource for all types of volunteer efforts from one-day events like walk-a-thons or soup kitchen service, to tutoring kids all year long. Many of the students involved in Campus Ministry are active volunteers.
Since faith, service and sensitivity to issues of justice flow from one another, Campus Ministry works closely with various offices, academic departments and student clubs that are committed to understanding and working for justice in our world.
Co-curricular justice education and action can take many forms: forums on environmental sustainability; organizing legislative action on immigration reform; presentations of reflections on the Stations of the Cross which speak on the suffering of God’s people; Remembrance Mass in celebration of the steadfast love of Jesuit and El Salvadoran martyrs; Global Outreach prayer books on the team’s experiences of service; Hunger Banquets to highlight root causes of and sustainable solutions to poverty; the Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice on pressing human rights issues; service immersion trips which bring us into relationship with poor communities; public protest in support of life from the womb to the tomb; developing interfaith dialogue that breaks down prejudice. The possibilities are endless, as is the need for reconciliation and justice.
Through Campus Ministry or the many other opportunities on campus, we hope you will bring your hope, desire to learn, and skills to dialogue with others. All are welcome.
Think about taking a leadership role in one of the above areas. We offer training, mentorship and special opportunities to attend conferences. Our goals in Campus Ministry extend beyond providing resources and activities. We intend to encourage you in your faith journey so that you can be a witness to hope. We intend to help you become competent and informed people who can in turn assist others to become “men and women for others”, articulate values, and work for justice in the world.
JESUIT EDUCATED AND PROUD!