Join us Saturday, September 23 at the Br. David Darst Center for a masquerade-themed Murder Mystery Dinner. Enjoy a four-course plated meal and an elegant wine reception while having the time of your lives at a performance to “die for” from the The Murder Mystery Company.
Come dressed to impress in your ballroom best (evening wear, ball gowns, Venetian masks, tailcoats, and top hats) as we try to solve the mystery afoot at the annual Billionaires Club Masquerade Ball.
Tickets are $50.00 per guest and include a
Welcome back to RE-THINK, a blog where our staff members will be sharing their thoughts on their experiences working at the Br. David Darst Center. Today’s post is from Emily Becker, one of our new Retreat Facilitators and Summer Interns! In her post, she shares her thoughts on social justice, leading retreats and why Chicago’s best days are yet to come.
Hello Darst Center community and friends!
My name is Emily Becker and I am interning here at the Darst Center this summer working on programming and co-facilitating urban immersion retreats.
The Br. David Darst Center is pleased to announce it has recently received three major grants to help support their social justice education programs.
The Center was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Sisters of Mercy Midwest, a $6,000 grant from the Priests of the Sacred Heart and a $5,500 grant from the Christian Brothers of the Midwest’s LaSallian Mission Opportunity Fund. The funding will be used to provide resources for the Center’s Urban Immersion Retreats and Social Justice Workshops, which educate youth and young adults on the real life experience of the many
Hello, Darst Center and friends, my name is Casey Kaldahl and I am your media intern for the summer! As well as helping the development team with social media, I’ll be taking part on retreats as a facilitator this summer. In my junior year of high school, I was a participant on a Darst Center retreat and five years later I’ve found my way back. I am beyond excited to see what the summer holds!
Last May I graduated from Miami University in Oxford, OH with BA’s in Social Justice Studies and
The actions of the Catonsville 9 are a reminder to me of the importance of resistance. Though the act took place 49 years ago, the message is still as relevant as ever: we have to stand firm in what we believe is right and just. At a time when we are constantly bombarded with mixed messages of what to believe, it’s important that we uncover the rest of the story and that we boldly stand up when we see injustice in our world.
— Megan McGuire
What do these things mean, that Americans shoot other Americans in the streets, that our country is the greatest exporter of violence in the world? I am not a pessimist, but I feel American priorities must be re-ordered. Something completely different, something very new is going to have to happen in our country. (What can we say of a nation that lets millions of its children go hungry and suffer from malnutrition while it spends billions developing planes that will fly the ocean in three hours instead of six, racing
The actions of the Catonsville Nine demonstrate that, while government and religion are and should be separate, our faith must inform our political voice. Men and women of the church took a stand that said the war in Viet Nam was wrong, the forced draft of young men to fight in that war was wrong, and the killing of innocents because of that war was wrong.
Demonstrations of faith are not limited to an hour inside a church on Sunday morning. Our actions in the world demonstrate our faith and understanding