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The Margins: Chicago Service

In Chicago, it is easy to see the skyscrapers, cultural landmarks, and tourist sights, but we must look much harder for the invisible populations -- marginalized people end up beyond the usual parameters of our daily sight due to homelessness, unemployment, medical issues, and many other challenging factors. Sometimes, people's poor decisions complicate their state in life, but often, social structures and accepted norms put them there, or at least keep them there. Classroom preparations will focus on different characteristics, causes, and effects of marginalization and its populations, and then we will look to Catholic Social Teaching and Scripture to help us formulate our response. We will strive to connect a fuller awareness of marginalized people with a call to do justice according to our Scripture and Tradition. 

Cost: $250

Faculty: Mr. Masterton, Campus Minister & Ms. McMillan, Parish Director of Youth Ministry

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See below for information from last year's Chicago service week: