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Mercy DC Justice Immersion
Held for students of our Mercy colleges and universities in alternating years with the UN Justice Immersion Program, the DC Justice Program is developed by the Institute Justice Team of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and sponsored by the Conference for Mercy Higher Education
1. To learn about the important role of faith-based advocacy in policy-making, and the various ways in which Mercy sisters, co-workers, students and volunteers engage in advocacy on the local, state and national levels;
2. To learn about the Sisters of Mercy’s work on an issue of critical concern to the Sisters of Mercy; the last two programs have focused respectively on immigration and climate change;
3. To share with, and learn from, one another the work of a critical concern on your own campuses;
4. To gain skills and become comfortable with in-person meetings with Congressional legislative staff; and,
5. To begin to create a plan for engaging students, faculty and staff on your campus in one aspect of the identified critical concern.
At the end of the week, students will be able to more deeply connect our Mercy tradition and values with pressing issues of concern and will be better equipped to advocate for Earth and vulnerable people, communities and cultures.
The 2015 DC Justice Immersion Program agenda may be found here.
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