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MEDIA RELEASE

Contact: Amy H. Smessaert
Communications Director
Congregation of the
Sisters of the Holy Cross
Telephone: (574) 284-5728
Email: amys@cscsisters.org
Date:March 14, 2012 
 


Holy Cross’ JusticeCraft Seeks Participants for 2012 Session June 3–10

Seminar Prepares Participants to Lead Justice Ministries

Notre Dame, Ind. — JusticeCraft, an intensive, weeklong seminar sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross and the Holy Cross International Justice Office, is seeking religious and lay participants who want to develop skills and strategies that enable them to lead and coordinate justice ministries in congregations, in parishes and on college campuses.

Reservations will be accepted through May 11 for this year’s program which runs June 3–10. JusticeCraft hosts participants from around the world, as well as an internationally recognized faculty, at Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame, Ind. To make a reservation, contact Dana Taylor at dtaylor@cscsisters.org. For more information, visit JusticeCraft on this site or the Holy Cross International Justice Office.

Participants will be engaged in a broad range of interactive sessions, from theology and spirituality of justice ministry, to ecological sustainability, to rituals that shape and sustain the work of justice. They will leave JusticeCraft ready to implement practical, proven models and strategies to use in the work of creating a peaceful, just and sustainable society.

JusticeCraft seminars, also held in 2010, 2007 and 2005, are an outgrowth of the longstanding commitment of the Sisters of the Holy Cross and other branches of the Holy Cross family of sisters, brothers and priests to work for systemic change in responding to the injustices of the times and standing in solidarity with God’s suffering people.

About the Congregation Justice Committee
The Congregation Justice Committee (CJC) has been in place since 1991 to raise consciousness about justice issues, and to assist members of the congregation and society in understanding and systemically addressing global justice issues. The work of the CJC is guided by Gospel values, Catholic social teaching, General Chapter direction statements and the Earth Charter. The CJC consists of 15 congregation members representing all areas where Sisters of the Holy Cross serve.

About the Holy Cross International Justice Office www.holycrossjustice.org
The Holy Cross International Justice Office (HCIJO) was created in 2000 to animate and unite the social justice work of the four congregations of Holy Cross (sisters, brothers and priests) and create a well-informed, united, public Holy Cross voice to impact critical justice issues of our time. An intercongregational executive committee oversees the work of the office.

About the Sisters of the Holy Cross
Founded in 1841 in Le Mans, France, the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross is an international community of women religious whose generalate is located in Notre Dame, Ind. The congregation numbers approximately 450 members worldwide who serve in Bangladesh, Brazil, Ghana, India, Mexico, Peru, Uganda and the United States. Sisters of the Holy Cross are called to participate in the prophetic mission of Jesus to witness God’s love for all creation. Their ministries focus on providing education and health care services, eradicating material poverty, ending gender discrimination, and promoting just, mutual relationships among people, countries and the entire Earth community.

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