Past Programs, Lectures & Initiatives

  • Jesuits & Justice in DC: Race, Poverty and Peacemaking at Home from the 1960s Until the Present (Jesuit Heritage Week 2016)
    June 15, 2016

    During the 1960s in Washington DC, two Jesuits laid the groundwork for enduring programs of social justice activism and accompaniment. Fr. Horace McKenna, SJ, helped to found institutions that continue to serve the poorest of the city's poor: Martha's Table, So Others Might Eat, and Sursum Corda Housing Cooperative. Inspired by experience as a prisoner of war in World War II, Fr. Richard McSorley, SJ, was a passionate civil rights and anti-war activist who founded Georgetown's Peace Studies program, Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House, and Pax Christie USA.

  • Kenya Immersion Program
    March 4, 2015

    The purpose of the trip is to explore the economic, political, social justice and health issues facing this east African nation of 42 million people, and some of the individual and community responses to these challenges.