Social Action Summer Institute (SASI)








Portland, Oregon – Archdiocese of Portland will host the 29th annual Social Action Summer Institute (SASI) on human and natural ecology July 19-23, 2015 at University of Portland. The five-day national conference is organized by the Roundtable Association of Catholic Diocesan Social Action Directors in partnership with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Offices of Catholic Campaign for Human Development and Justice Peace & Human Development, Catholic Charities USA, Catholic Relief Services and JustFaith Ministries.

SASI offers education, professional development and advocacy training for diocesan and parish social action ministers. Rooted in the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, SASI provides a forum for people to explore social issues in the light of scripture, Church teaching and theology. The conference this summer focuses on themes in human and natural ecology. Participants from dioceses throughout the country as well as parishes in the Pacific Northwest will be visiting local agencies to witness social justice in action. They will also participate in diocesan and parish ministry workshops aimed at sharing best practices in social action ministry.

Registration is now open! Details on speakers, workshops, and schedule, and FAQs are posted on the registration site. Please direct any questions to Tony Bosnick, Roundtable Coordinator, at 202-635-5828 or