Catholic Social Teaching
Everybody knows that the Catholic Church does great works of charity. But did you know social justice is a necessary part of our faith?The measure of a Christian is not just love of God, but also love of neighbor.
How to Fight Anti-Semetism Cohort
Purpose: With the rise of Anti-Semitism,, UNCG Hillel, in partnership with the UNCG Office of Intercultural Engagement (OIE), pledge to educate, raise awareness, and take action against this type of hatred. We will use Bari Weiss’ book How to Fight Anti-Semitism as a starting off point for learning and discussion (this book does not necessarily reflect the beliefs of UNCG and UNCG Hillel, their students, staff, faculty or Board of Directors).
The cohort will meet four Fridays in a row from 1-1:45 ET. The specific dates are
as follows: February 26, March 5, 12, and 19
Students will meet to plan and implement their Campus Awareness Program in addition to the times/dates listed above.
As a member of the cohort, you will be expected to:
Attend weekly meetings (be on time)
Read assigned chapters before meetings.
Help plan and implement a Campus Awareness Project
Be willing to participate in conversations that at times may be difficult
Respect your fellow cohort members
Help create and foster a positive and compassionate learning environment
Learn about Anti-Semitism and how to stand up for yourself or others
Build your resume
Learn more about social issues YOU care about
Expand your social network
Develop strong leadership skills
What is UNCG Hillel and why are they running this cohort?
UNCG Hillel is a student centered, Jewish non-profit organization that serves college
Students. North Carolina Hillel empowers and inspires students to pursue their own Jewish journeys by creating strong communities and transformative experiences. We aspire to cultivate within students a commitment to: justice, learning, community, hospitality, and spirituality. Our hope is that this cohort will enable all participants to take what they learn beyond this experience and make a positive difference in our world.
For further information please contact Vicki Cathcart, Director of Jewish Student Life, UNCG Hillel at email@example.com or Shay Glynn, Serve the Moment UNCG Hillel intern, firstname.lastname@example.org
Catalyst: Injustice Across Race, Ethnicity, & Nationality
Catalyst is a service program where participants engage in meaningful community service and be a spark for change! Registration is open for our Catalyst: Injustice Across Race, Ethnicity, & Nationality to be held on November 7th. This catalyst will explore and address issues of racial injustice in the GSO, triad area. We will discuss the tough questions around intersectional identities in race, ethnicity, and nationality and how they come in to play in Greensboro. Visit go.uncg.edu/catalyst to register now! Catalyst Days are open to all UNCG students. We have space for 10-13 participants, so we register on a first come first served basis.
Art and Media Show: Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
This year's Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week will be exhibiting UNCG student artwork based on the theme "What does (food, hunger, home, or homelessness) mean to you?" May your medium be paintings, poems, music, or dance, we welcome and encourage it all! Go to olce.uncg.edu "Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week" to sign up today! Sign up deadline: October 30th at 11:59pm. Submission deadline: November 5th at 11:59pm. For all questions, please email Marlas Whitley at email@example.com.
Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Share the love of the heart of Christ with the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus! Acts of the Apostles is a weeklong experience that provides women ages 18–35 the opportunity to live and minister with our Sisters. (If you don’t qualify for this program, scroll down for more ways to volunteer with us!) Explore their website to learn about available service opportunities with Acts of the Apostles, what to expect as a program participant, answers to frequently asked questions, and more!
YWCA Family Shelter
The YWCA Greensboro serves Family Shelter residents who are sheltered-in. They are in need of volunteers to bring in meals for the residents. You can sign up to bring a meal at Signup.com/go/OPsXhZE. They are also in great need of the following donations: Lysol spray, Clorox wipes, powder free disposable gloves (size Large), bleach, hand sanitizer, paper products- toilet paper, napkins, paper towels, disposable plates, cups, bowls and utensils. snacks, juice and sugar. Since this is a family shelter, donations of arts and crafts supplies would also be greatly appreciated! To donate or get involved, please contact Deb Harris Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Resources of Guilford
Volunteers are needed to help complete grocery shopping or pick up medications from the pharmacy for older adults with Senior Resources of Guilford. Available shifts are Monday-Friday- 8:30am-11:30am, 11:30-1:30pm, 1:30pm-3:30pm, and 3:30pm-5:00pm. All volunteers must be 18 or older. To sign-up for a shift or to learn more, please contact Ashlyn at email@example.com!
Greensboro Urban Ministry
Volunteers are needed to help pack and distribute packed lunches at the Greensboro Urban Ministry daily from 9am-1pm. They also need helpers in the Food Pantry to help from 9am-1pm and 1pm-4pm. Please contact Gail Gore-Lewis directly at 336-553-2642 to sign-up. For more information about volunteering at GUM, visit greensborourbanministry.org.
Donations Needed: Spartan Open Pantry
The Spartan Open Pantry serves our UNCG Spartans to ensure all have access to food! They are running low on supplies and need your help by donating food or money. Donations can be dropped off at the SOP (509 Tate Street) from 4 – 9 p.m. each Tuesday and Wednesday night. Donations most needed right now are pasta, rice, canned meats, snacks, deodorant, toothbrushes, & toothpaste. To donate money for the pantry to stock the shelves, click here.
UNCG Spartans in Dialogue
Interested in meeting new people on campus? Do you want to enhance your skills as a student leader? Would you like to promote diversity and inclusion on campus? Do you want to develop job-focused skills for the future? Spartans-In-Dialogue is a 5-week interactive dialogue experience designed to build relationships across differences and explore topics related to racial identity, race relations, and intersectionality. As a participant, you will learn more about yourself and understand others who are different than you while practicing dialogue skills to communicate effectively about difficult topics. You will learn communication, group dynamics, and diversity skills you can document on the co-curricular transcript to help you with employment, graduate, and professional schools. Sign up to participate through this link.
Piedmont Environmental Alliance (P.E.A.)
Do you care about climate change? Piedmont Environmental Alliance (P.E.A.) is looking for individuals who are passionate about the environment, enjoy public speaking and are interested in teaching the next generation about climate change. Join Piedmont Environmental Alliance (P.E.A.) in bringing awareness and environmental action to Title I classrooms in Forysth county.They’re looking for volunteers with availability during school hours to serve as educators for the fall and spring semesters. Training is provided and no experience is necessary. For more information, visit their website at: www.peanc.org or e-mail Desiree at firstname.lastname@example.org and Annie at email@example.com.
February 10-17, 2021
JUSTICE RETREAT: GIVE YOUR HEART AWAY
Join college students from across the Diocese for a weekend of service, fellowship, food and reflection as we learn about Catholic Social Teaching. Registration is $50 payable to "Catholic Campus Ministry". Ask us about scholarships.
Those who act justly will live in the presence of God (Psalm 15). We work to provide students opportunities to learn about justice issues and how Catholic Social Teaching impacts our understanding of these issues. Armed with this knowledge we promote service projects related to these issues.