CFJ adds new Protestant chaplain

Rev. Justin West joins the CFJ, bringing knowledge and a positive outlook By Tess Brewer, Staff Writer Reverend Justin West has joined the Center for Faith and Justice (CFJ) as the new Protestant chaplain, as well as the new Faith and Race Program Director.  He has embraced involvement on campus and is eager to start conversations with students about “faith, race, life — and the intersection of all three.”  Before coming to Xavier, West was involved in the Chicago area as a youth minister in a local church and also directed nonprofit youth programs. While he has had experience working … Continue reading CFJ adds new Protestant chaplain

CFJ hosts ‘Understanding ISIS’ discussion

By: Tatum Hunter ~Editor-in-Chief~ The same week that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made headlines for demanding that the U.S. ban Muslims from entering the country, two Xavier organizations hosted a talk on how to combat Islamophobia through education. Students for an Informed Society (SFAIS) and the Muslim Student Association (MSA) partnered to hold “Understanding ISIS,” a discussion on terrorism and the narratives that surround it. About 40 students, faculty and staff members gathered in the CFJ on Monday for the presentation led by Dr. Waleed El-Ansary of the theology department, Dr. Anas Malik of the political science department and Shakila … Continue reading CFJ hosts ‘Understanding ISIS’ discussion

Retreat offers students spiritual exploration

By: Regina Wright ~Staff Writer~ The Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice (CFJ) offered the bi-annual Approach overnight retreat to Higher Ground Retreat Center in Logan, Ind. Approach is an introductory Christian based retreat held in the fall and winter. It is driven by student narratives. “Rooted in Christianity, the retreat calls students to a greater awareness to God in the world around them and serves as an introduction to the importance of reflection in one’s everyday ‘approach’ to life,” according to the CFJ’s website. The retreat encourages finding love in life, relationships and everyday activities. It also inspires … Continue reading Retreat offers students spiritual exploration