Past Events

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Past Events

Kindness and Civility: A Call to Common Purpose

We live in a society in which we have lost the ability to disagree, in which differing perspectives have become synonymous with hatred and disrespect. As Father Peter Gyves said, “We live in a society that is broken… we are better people in this country than what we...

Would You Recognize a Prophet?

Would You Recognize a Prophet? “We are facing a moral crisis in this country,” began Father Peter Gyves, SJ, as he introduced Richard J. Clifford, S.J., Professor Emeritus at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, to lead our February workshop about the...

Our Lady of Guadalupe – Faithful Companion

A Workshop presented by Sister of Notre Dame de Namur, Barbara Gutiérrez. On December 9, 2018, more than 80 people gathered at Boston’s Shrine of St. Anthony for a Spanish language mass said by Fr. Peter Gyves, SJ, MD, founder and president of A Faith That Does...

Making Massachusetts More Welcoming for Immigrants

“We are richer, better, and economically thriving because of immigrants… we’re making it work as an immigrant city.” - Dr. Westy Egmont On the evening of October 16, nearly 100 Boston-area residents gathered for A Faith That Does Justice’s fall Community Meeting,...

Volunteer Appreciation Night

On May 29th, 2018, both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking members of the AFTDJ community gathered for a Friends’ Appreciation Dinner at the parish hall of St. Cecilia’s Church in Boston. They shared dinner to celebrate a year of successful workshops and community...

Racism: An Ongoing Dilemma

A Symposium with Journalists from The Boston Globe Spotlight Team In April 2018, A Faith That Does Justice was proud to welcome members of the Boston Globe Spotlight Team for a symposium, Racism: An Ongoing Dilemma. We were joined by the Boston Globe Spotlight Team...

Ending Homelessness: What Successful Communities Do Differently

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...

Undocumented Migration to the US

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...