Peace and Justice

The Peace and Justice Committee pursues an understanding of the Catholic tradition through prayer and reflection, teaching and social action.  It works to change social and political structures that deny or obstruct the free exercise of basic human rights.

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Gesu Nonviolence Series 2021

The nonviolence series that was interrupted in spring 2020 by the pandemic continued virtually via Zoom in January/February 2021.  The series consisted of four programs which are available for viewing below:

January 20th: “Black and Catholic in Detroit: Marred Past, Resilient Future” with John Thorne, former Gesu School parent, executive director of the Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance, and former Director of the Black Catholic Office. 

Resource Sheet for John Thorne Program


January 27th: “Relating Across the Divide: Getting to the Heart of the Matter” with Kim Redigan, UDJHS theology teacher and peace activist.

Resource Sheet for Kim Redigan Program


February 3rd: “Gospel Nonviolence in the Life and Legacy of Daniel Berrigan, S.J.” with Rev. Bill Wylie Kellermann, Methodist minister, author and peace activist.

Resource Sheet for Bill Wylie Kellermann Program


February 10th: “Gandhi’s Contribution to the Development of Tactics of Nonviolent Activism” with Professor Gail Presbey, UDM professor and director of the CLASA center.

Resource Sheet for Gail Presbey Program