Peace and Justice

The Peace and Justice Committee pursues an understanding of the Catholic tradition through prayer and reflection, teaching and social action.  It works to change social and political structures that deny or obstruct the free exercise of basic human rights.

Please e-mail us at [email protected] for more information or to get involved!


Gesu Nonviolence Series Continues

The nonviolence series that was interrupted in spring 2020 by the pandemic will continue virtually via Zoom in January 2021.  The Gesu Peace and Justice team will continue the series with four virtual programs on Wednesdays during January and February:

  • January 20th: “Black and Catholic in Detroit: Marred Past, Resilient Future” with John Thorne, former Gesu School parent, executive director of the Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance, and former Director of the Black Catholic Office.
  • January 27th: “Relating Across the Divide: Getting to the Heart of the Matter” with Kim Redigan, UDJHS theology teacher and peace activist.
  • February 3rd: “Gospel Nonviolence in the Life and Legacy of Daniel Berrigan, S.J.” with Rev. Bill Wylie Kellermann, Methodist minister, author and peace activist.
  • February 10th: “Gandhi’s Contribution to the Development of Tactics of Nonviolent Activism” with Professor Gail Presbey, UDM professor and director of the CLASA center.

All sessions will take place at 7:00 pm and will allow for questions from participants.  Please e-mail Susan McQueen-Ray at [email protected] if you would like to register for a Zoom meeting.  Please call Marge Sears at (248) 225-0564 if you have questions about the series.