Imagining Justice is a gathering of those in elected leadership and justice ministry to assist them to together:
- Integrate the work of justice as constitutive of Catholic Christians rooted in the gospel message;
- Deepen the spirituality that undergirds our work for justice;
- Enhance our skills in being effective agents of justice in our world;
- Maintain a focus on systemic change;
- Strengthen collaboration between elected leaders and justice promoters.
The gatherings are structured to include space for fellowship, deep and courageous conversation, imagining together the work of justice from an evolutionary perspective and contemplative integration.
Imagining Justice is offered in the spring of even numbered years and is open to LCWR members and to justice promoters.
April 25-28, 2022
Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center -- Marriottsville, Maryland
The 2022 Imagining Justice Gathering will be held April 25 to 28, 2022 at the Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center in Marriottsville, MD. The event, designed to help ground the ministry of justice in contemplative engagement, will be facilitated by Carrie Newcomer who will invite participants to explore The Beautiful Not Yet: Hope, Hard Times and Faithfulness. Carrie is an award-winning songwriter, performing artist, educator, and activist.
The retreat/workshop will explore the ability to envision and maintain hope during times of individual and community challenge. Carrie will use music, poetry, reflective writing, and small and large group conversation to explore the personal stories and practices that keep us resilient and help us to stay centered in daily, faithful, life-giving action. Participants will discover the things that have helped them maintain hope and find meaning in the beautiful not yet, as well as the hope maintained through the power of the gathered community.
The $515 program fee is due a the time of registration. You are welcome to send a check with your registration form to Ms. Bianca Louis, LCWR, 8737 Colesville Road, Suite 610, Silver Spring MD 20910. If you prefer to pay electronically, please email your registration form to Bianca Louis and request an electronic invoice.
Cancellations received prior to March 15 will be eligible for a $300 refund. No refunds can be made after this date.
Baltimore-Washington Airport (BWI) is located just 17 miles from Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center, 1525 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, MD 21104.
Please contact Bianca Louis or call 301-588-4955 with any questions about registration.
Registration information is available below as a pdf.