Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice

deepening spirit, pursuing justice & promoting pluralism at Xavier University



The Real Purpose of Service Immersion Trips

The following is the text of Greg Carpinello's speech on the ultimate hope and purpose of service immersion trips, delivered to the Xavier students set to embark on their spring break trips on Friday, February 26th: In 2004, I went... Continue Reading →

Heart Space & Public Place

It’s awesome to be at a school with so many students involved in service projects. Whether it’s every week, during a retreat or on Community Action Day, Musketeers seem to find a hundred ways to give back. This emphasis on... Continue Reading →

Sitting Together as Friends

  If you are interested in the issues surrounding incarceration, join us on campus to hear from Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ about his ministry, Homeboy Industries, in LA.  He will be speaking at Bellarmine Chapel on Thursday, October 2nd at... Continue Reading →

Moving On

Above: the city of Oakland--downtown, West Oakland and the Port As I think back to the beginning of my first year at Xavier, I mentally travel back to a time in my life full of uncertainty. I had to move... Continue Reading →

My Easter Story…Lauren White   In celebration of Easter this year, we asked students from the Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice to share what makes the Easter story their own story.

Finding My Voice Delivering Others to [The Capital]

- This article was originally published by Street Roots News: For Those Who Cannot Afford Free Speech a publication of of on 3/13/14. In some circles, lobbyist is a dirty word. We don’t elect lobbyists. We don’t know exactly what they... Continue Reading →

Living out simplicity.

(An image from the annual Crow festival in Montana. The festival is to showcase native culture and rodeo!) My decision to participate in a post-graduate volunteer program gained its roots during a small group conversation on a muggy, mosquito-infested Cincinnatian... Continue Reading →

Serve? After Graduation?

When I was a senior in college, I was stressing out about applying to grad school and all the work that would follow once accepted. I needed a break from school but I didn’t want to be that recent biology... Continue Reading →

Grappling with Stigma

Able-bodied. There is so much that goes through my mind when I think of this term. Though difficult to put into words at times I think I can confidently say that I am an advocate for those with disabilities. At... Continue Reading →

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