UPCOMING SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENTS
THURSDAY, February 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Long-time peace and justice activist Scott Schaeffer-Duffy will speak.
Scott Schaeffer-Duffy holds a BA in Religious Studies from Holy Cross College. Since 1983 he has been a member of the Catholic Worker Movement, first in Washington, DC and then in Worcester, Massachusetts, providing shelter for the homeless and working for peace and justice. He and his wife Claire have been on peace missions to many war zones and have also been arrested and jailed for nonviolent civil disobedience. Scott’s first book, “Nothing Is Impossible: Stories from the Life of a Catholic Worker,” was released in February 2016. Scott is well-known for his inspiring story-telling and irrepressible optimism. He received the City of Worcester’s Human Rights Award in 1995. He and Claire received the Paulist Center’s Isaac Hecker Award for Social Justice in 2007 and the Pax Christi Massachusetts Peacemaker Award in 2008.
SATURDAY, February 11, 2017, 10 am – 12:00 noon
Workgroup formation and organization
This is an opportunity for members of the congregation to meet, discuss and create social justice workgroups for the express purpose of sharing knowledge, then leading and driving positive change at the local, state, national or global level. The FUSF Social Justice Council will provide the framework and tools to get a workgroup started. Specific topics of interest will be identified based on the personal passions of those who attend. Come learn more!
Steering team members:
Rev. Ann Willever