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.