Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice

deepening spirit, pursuing justice & promoting pluralism at Xavier University



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 →

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 →

An Immigration Story

Being an undocumented immigrant comes with a myriad of challenges and uncertainties that are sometimes too much to handle. The struggles are very real. In fact, so real that I can’t plan my future too far in advance because I... Continue Reading →

Love All, Even When It’s Hard

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. “Why aren’t these Easter eggs filled with candy? Why are they filled with... Continue Reading →

Love All– A Look at Refugees

Hi, Rebecca  I  am the Rachel that commented on your Instagram post yesterday. I'm a senior at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.  I worked for Cincinnati's refugee resettlement organization as an intern in employment services and ESL, but remain on today as... Continue Reading →

Give more by fighting for everyone around you

We spend our lives giving. We give the efforts of our minds to our classes, the efforts of our hands to our jobs, and the efforts of our prayers to God. As students of the Jesuit tradition, we are taught... Continue Reading →

Spend More Energy

  “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it” – Henry David Thoreau As I was reflecting on the idea of “spend less”, money cha-chinged its way to the forefront of my mind. Money, Money,... Continue Reading →

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