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A Symposium with Journalists from The Boston Globe Spotlight Team

Brown and white hands clasped together

On April 10, 2018, nearly 200 people attended A Faith That Does Justice’s Community Meeting which welcomed a panel of journalists from The Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston. In a 7-part series, the Spotlight Team took on the dilemma of Racism, looking into how much the city of Boston’s national reputation as a place that’s unwelcoming to blacks is based on current reality.

A Faith That Does Justice was joined by three key members of the Spotlight Team: Akilah Johnson, a significant contributor to the Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing; Lizbeth Kowalczyk, a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and a finalist for the Scripps Howard award for investigative reporting in 2015; and, Patricia Wen, a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and editor of the Spotlight Team since 2017. Reverend Rahsaan D. Hall, Director of the Racial Justice Program for the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, moderated. He is an ordained reverend in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Akilah Johnson

Akilah Johnson

Lizbeth Kowalczyk

Lizbeth Kowalczyk

Patricia Wen

Patricia Wen

Rev. Rahsaan Hall

Rev. Rahsaan Hall

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A Faith That Does Justice Holds Community Meeting on Ending Homelessness

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Rosanne Haggerty, Fr. Peter Gyves, Becca Fritz, and Fr. J. Bryan Hehir at AFTDJ's Community Meeting on Ending Homelessness

What are the three actions that communities can take to end homelessness?  A Faith That Does Justice (AFTDJ) sought an answer to this question at its second Boston Community Meeting on December 19th. According to Rosanne Haggerty, president and CEO of Community Solutions in New York City, communities must know homeless individuals by name and know their specific circumstances. Continue Reading

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Roseanne Hagerty & Peter Gyves Video
 
Roseanne Haggerty & Fr. Peter Gyves
Father Bryan Hehir Video
 
Fr. Bryan Hehir

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October 2017 Community Meeting

What is the best way to bring together individuals who live in the same region, but whose lives seem worlds apart?  What can those who have means and influence do to help marginalized populations in their own neighborhoods?  How can people of faith and/or good will assist immigrant communities living in anxiety because of the current political climate?  These were the fundamental questions that nonprofit, A Faith That Does Justice (AFTDJ), addressed at its Community Meeting on Tuesday, October 10th.

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Justice Through Faith
Highlights from the meeting
Justice Through Faith
Overview of the meeting

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