JustFaith Catholic

JustFaith gently challenges participants to live out Scripture’s command to care for the poor and marginalized among us; awakens participants to the realities of racial and economic inequalities in the U.S.; invites participants to explore new and creative ways to embrace a nonviolent lifestyle; and incorporates the intersection of environmental degradation throughout.

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Journey to Compassion

Phase One examines root causes of poverty, particularly emphasizing the interplay between poverty and environmental degradation, and guides participants in discerning how to most faithfully and effectively respond.

Journey to Justice

Through its focus on the U.S. criminal justice system and income inequality, Phase Two challenges participants to revisit how our faith informs our responsibility to each other.

Journey to Peace

Phase Three addresses nonviolence in the contexts of war, civic inequality, and even personal relationships, exposing participants to both economic nonviolence and nonviolence toward creation.

Program Overview

Groups are co-facilitated by two participants from the group, using materials provided upon registration.

Sessions

JustFaith is available as a single program that includes twenty-four 2 ½-hour sessions, or by taking the program over time in three phases that include eight 2 ½ hour sessions each. All sessions include prayer, dialogue, active listening, and relationship-building. Some sessions also include videos and/or guest speakers.

Resources

Participants deepen their understanding through in-depth reading of several books and viewing a number of DVDs and online materials. The most essential resource is the community formed through the JustFaith process. Click here for the book list.

Participation

The ideal group size is 10–15 people; a small faith-sharing group that is connected by deep listening, dialogue, and trust.

Immersion Experience

To broaden perspectives, each of the 3 phases include an immersion where participants visit local organizations and connect with those living and working on the margins of society. Each phase also contains a retreat that provides a foundation for community building.

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JUSTFAITH TESTIMONIALS

What They’re Saying

- Marisol H.
Virginia Beach, VA
“What is different since I completed JustFaith? The way I pray; the way I eat; the way I shop; the way I parent; the way I serve; the way I view community; the way I view neighbor; the way I view enemy; the way I participate in church and community; the way I participate in policy issues; the way I begin and end my day.”
Helene S.
ENDWELL, NY
“Never did I plan on such a rich experience as that provided by JustFaith. It fed and enriched the entire person… The result of this was astonishing. I never really thought that I could make a difference in the world. But I have come to see that one person can affect change. I will never be the same.”
- Jack K., Austin, TX
“JustFaith was a major conversion in my life. The lens through which I look at the world—politics, economics, relationships, etc.—changed. I now see the world through the eyes of those who live on the margins, and ask myself how I can better serve my fellow members of my human family. Every segment of JustFaith awakened something deep within me that helped to form me in new ways, ways that were noticeably more compassionate than what I had previously been living.”

During the JustFaith program, a deep awakening took root in me to make a difference in the world, no matter how large or small.

– Mary L., Janesville, WI

PROGRAM PRICING

Affordable Pricing for Groups

JustFaith is a program for small-groups within a church, parish or organization. If you’d like more information on how to start a program, please contact us at [email protected]

JustFaith Catholic (24 weeks)

$375

Program Includes:

  • Comprehensive materials for each session, revised annually
  • Facilitation guides and support
  • Retreat and immersion design
  • Access to program staff for support

Other program costs include books for participants. Estimated total cost for these materials is $90/person.  Groups also purchase DVDs and one streaming documentary at an estimated total cost of $75/organization.

JustFaith Catholic 2019-20
$375
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JustFaith Catholic (3 Phases)

$175 each

Program Includes:

  • Comprehensive materials for each session, revised annually
  • Facilitation guides and support
  • Retreat and immersion design
  • Access to program staff for support

Other program costs include books for participants. The approximate cost of participant books for each phase is $40.  Groups also purchase DVDs and one streaming documentary at an estimated total cost of $75/organization if you do all 3 phases.

If you plan to buy all three phases at the same time, please contact us to discuss usage.

JFC Phase 1:
Journey to Compassion 2019-20
$175
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JFC Phase 2:
Journey to Justice 2019-20
$175
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JFC Phase 3:
Journey to Peace 2019-20
$175
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to do the three phases in order?

While we certainly recommend using the phases in order, they can be used in whatever order best fits your group needs.

What is the primary difference between the 8-week sessions and the full 24-week JustFaith program?

While the format, session outlines and flow of the program are all the same in both versions, the 24-week program allows for more time for the group to build community and be immersed in dialogue that can be life-changing.

Is there a discount if I buy all three phases at once?

Yes, if you plan to use all three phases within the same 12 month period. Please contact the JFM Office if you are purchasing all three phases together.

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