Celtic Spirituality Pilgrimage
The office will be leading a Celtic Spirituality Pilgrimage in Ireland for the first time this May as an opportunity to explore the rich history of Celtic spirituality from the pre-Christian era through the 19th century. To learn more or register for the trip, click here. The registration deadline is quickly approaching - reserve your spot by February 20!
Spring Break Service Trips
Applications for our five spring break service trips (Georgia, South Carolina, Detroit, West Virginia, and Texas) are now available! Come to an info session on January 25, 7pm in Althouse 109. Submit an online application here, or download a paper application and bring it to Landis House or email to email@example.com by the deadline. The online and paper applications are the same.
Applications are due January 31 at 4:00pm.
Welcome to the Center for Service, Spirituality and Social Justice!
Social justice is defined as “promoting a just society by challenging injustice and valuing diversity.” It exists when “all people share a common humanity and therefore have a right to equitable treatment, support for their human rights, and a fair allocation of community resources.” In conditions of social justice, people are “not to be discriminated against, nor their welfare and well-being constrained or prejudiced on the basis of gender, sexuality, religion, political affiliations, age, race, belief, disability, location, social class, socioeconomic circumstances, or other characteristics of background or group membership” (Toowoomba Catholic Education, 2006). CSSS seeks not only to expose students to the opportunities for service and experiencing differences in faith but also to encourage students to understand what it means to challenge injustice, support human rights and work to bring about a just society.
Orange is the color of CSSS and you might wonder, “why orange?”
The color psychology of orange is optimistic and uplifting, rejuvenating the spirit. In fact orange is so optimistic and uplifting that we should all find ways to use it in our everyday life, even if it is just an orange colored pen.
The color orange relates to social communication, stimulating two-way conversations. A warm and inviting color, it is both physically and mentally stimulating, so it gets people thinking and talking!
Orange aids in the assimilation of new ideas and frees the spirit of its limitations, giving us the freedom to be ourselves. At the same time it encourages self-respect and respect of others.