April 04, 2016
The Archdiocese of Chicago hosts the 30th annual Social Action Summer Institute (SASI) July 17-21, 2016 at St. Xavier University. The five-day national conference, “Who is my Neighbor? Discipleship in the Year of Mercy” focuses on racism, gun violence, and other themes from Catholic Social Teaching. The Human Thread campaign has been involved in the planning and Christopher Cox, our campaign manager, will give a talk in this year’s SASI.
The Social Action Summer Institute (SASI) is organized annually by the Roundtable Association of Catholic Diocese Social Action Directors in collaboration with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Offices of Justice, Peace, and Human Development and International Justice and Peace, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Relief Services, Catholic Charities USA, JustFaith Ministries and the local host diocese or archdiocese. SASI offers a transformational experience that includes field immersion sites, presentations and sessions by national and local leaders connected with Chicago’s frontline efforts in racial, social, criminal and economic justice.
SASI’s theme this year is: “Who is My Neighbor? Discipleship in the Year of Mercy.” The Institute will take place July 17-21 at St. Xavier University in Chicago. Chicago has a unique and timely contribution to make to the national conversation regarding the most pressing justice issues we face, and will provide a particular focus on racism.
We encourage all Catholic social ministry leaders who would benefit from spiritual formation, professional development, advocacy training, and participation in a forum to explore social issues in the light of scripture, Church teaching and theology. Particularly, SASI is a great opportunity for parish social action ministers, lay leaders, clergy and seminarians.
More information and registration can be found here: http://www.chicagopeaceandjustice.org/social-action-summer-institute/
Dates– Sunday, July 17-Thursday, July 21, 2016
Venue-St. Xavier University, 3700 West 103rd Street, Chicago, 60655
Theme-“Who is My Neighbor? Discipleship in the Year of Mercy”