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Wednesday, 13 January 2016 17:31

Chicago Central in the Spotlight

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Maryknoll Affiliate Chapter Chicago Central is in this month's "Chapter Spotlight" on the website.  See it at:   maryknollaffiliates.org/chapters/location.html

Photo - Dan Maloney and Celine Woznica participating in a Chicago gun violence prevention rally.  "Chuck's" is a bad-apple gun dealer.

Chapter contact person, Celine Woznica writes of the Chapter: "Our monthly meetings begin with a prayer and end with a potluck meal. We are not project-oriented, but rather look for engaging in relationships with others to build global vision and cooperate in action for the common good. This engagement reflects the many diverse –and often geographically distant - circles in which our individual Chapter members live and work towards social justice. Two of our members visit detained undocumented immigrants at a state prison northwest of Chicago, near their home but far from the other Affiliates live. At other times, we join together to support a particular Affiliate’s efforts, such as providing meals for new recruits attending training to become Christian Peacemakers where one of the Affiliates worked.  Other times we join forces as a Chapter to promote and uphold Maryknoll’s mission, as when we support the Chinese priests and sisters participating in the Maryknoll China Project and studying at local universities, or staff Maryknoll-sponsored events at nearby Catholic Theological Union.  Individual members work passionately on certain issues, such as gun violence prevention, with other organizations but meet up at rallies and actions."

Every few months a new Chapter is posted in the "Spotlight".  It's a good opportunity for us to get to know how each chapter lives out its mission.  If you'd like to have your Chapter featured in the spotlight someday, please contact Bob Short - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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