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Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice

deepening spirit, pursuing justice & promoting pluralism at Xavier University

The most wonderful time of the year

How might Advent be different for you this year? Join us in this Advent Conspiracy. Abby Anderson is the Coordinator of Service & Justice in the CFJ and a Xavier alumna. And, yes, Advent really is her favorite time of... Continue Reading →

Leaving or left Xavier? Stay in love.

(Greg Carpinello's speech for the Class of 2016 CFJ Magis Society Induction Dinner) 15 years ago, I was in your shoes – finishing a great four years at Xavier University and having all the feels… is that what ya’ll say... Continue Reading →

Hope Is Not Blind

  Watch this short video clip before continuing. “Wake up,” says a frustrated Dre Johnson to his wife Rainbow. “Don’t you get it, Bo? The system is rigged against us.” “Maybe it is, Dre! But I don’t want to feel like... Continue Reading →

Improve The Earth With Sacrifice

Lent is about sacrifices. I think. I don't know for sure, I'm not Catholic. I'm technically not even Christian. I identify as agnostic. But I have been attending Catholic schools since the sixth grade, so I know a thing or... Continue Reading →

Insecurity About Food Security

The invitation to write on the topic of food security for this year’s CFJ Lenten blog led to me feeling… well, quite insecure. While I readily comment on the injustices connected to the modern food industry in the United States... Continue Reading →

A Picture of Inequality

Yesterday, the old Drop Inn Center building was demolished. The Drop – now under the “Shelterhouse” brand – was Cincinnati’s largest homeless shelter for decades. But it was also more than that. The Drop Inn Center was the heart of... Continue Reading →

Class or Caste: The American Tradition

Before our formal conception in 1776, America established itself as a system of economic caste while upholding the hypocritical, theoretic language of a socially mobile class system. White patriarchs began building America’s economic system long before a formalized constitution. Driven... Continue Reading →

Bridging the Gap between You & Me

A short six weeks ago, I was in the heart of New York City with nine other students, embarking on Xavier’s first ever Dorothy Day Immersion with the intent of studying racial justice and wealth inequality. Aside from those collective... Continue Reading →

Thoughts On Race

Good Evening everyone and thank you for inviting me to share my experience with you all today. I count it as a privilege and a pleasure to be a part of this event. I want to begin this discussion by... Continue Reading →

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