The Passionist Solidarity Network is a partner of the Passionist Earth & Spirit Center and operates from the Earth and Spirit Center in Louisville, KY. It promotes and communicates the ministries of social service, advocacy, and international solidarity for the North American Passionist provinces of St. John of the Cross and Holy Cross. It provides education in Passionist Spirituality and furnishes resources on issues of social and environmental suffering.
Objectives of the Passionist Solidarity Network
Promote—The Passionist Solidarity Network communicates and promotes the existing social ministries of the Passionist Community in North America.
Advocate—The Passionist Solidarity Network advocates on a variety of social issues that are of concern to our local and international community as well as to those with whom we minister.
Educate— The Passionist Solidarity Network develops resources and programs to educate ourselves and the broader community on issues that concern our wounded world and ways to address them with compassion and hope.
The Passionist Solidarity Network reflects the Passionist charism With the Crucified of Today. From doing this work together for Social Justice and Earth Care, we are Awakening the Compassion of Christ. Solidarity is a bold and prophetic experience for all of us to seek. It draws us ever closer to the margins and into the places where people are hurting and oppressed. Our work is “with” as well as “for.”
For the next year or longer, the network will be focusing much of their attention on the critical work of ecological justice and the intersections of Earth care and the cultural changes that must happen based on the powerfully written Laudato Si’ encyclical by Pope Francis. Also, responding to the immigration crisis– we affirm the provinces longtime commitment to Hispanic ministry and the suffering of the most vulnerable of today, call ourselves to explore ways in which we respond to the desperate plight of refugees by offering care and compassion for immigrants and migrants.
David Horvath is the Coordinator of the Passionist Solidarity Network. Before joining the PSN he worked as Communication Director and Program Staff for JustFaith Ministries and has been deeply involved for several decades in social justice work through parish, local and national organizing. Contact him at JPIC@passionist.org
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