Events

Webinar Series

The Roundtable organizes webinar discussions on practical topics of greatest interest to the membership. Recent topics have included Moving the Mission to the Middle of the Church, Using Games to Teach Catholic Social Teaching, What’s at Stake in the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.

Social Action Summer Institute (SASI)

This five-day program offers first-time participants grounding in Catholic social teaching, biblical theology, and the spirituality of social justice. Returning attendees take part in an advanced program focused on particular areas of social action ministry. SASI is planned jointly with national collaborators from the USCCB's Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development, and national partners at Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Charities USA. Recent topics covered at SASI have included Supporting Workers Today, Peacebuilding for the 21st Century, Economic Justice, and Racial Reconciliation, and numerous skills-building workshops.


NOTE:
SASI WILL NOT BE HELD IN 2017 DUE TO THE USCCB'S
CONVOCATION OF CATHOLIC LEADERS: THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL IN AMERICA 
TAKING PLACE JULY 1-4, 2017 IN ORLANDO, FL.  
 
Please be aware that this is an invitation-only event.  In order to participate, diocesan social action directors are encouraged to speak to their bishop and request being a part of their diocesan delegation.
 

For more detailed information, please visit www.usccb.org/convocation/

 


Annual Symposium

Each February, as a joint meeting with the larger Catholic Social Ministry Gathering at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, the Roundtable conducts a Symposium through which its members, with the help of resource persons, share their understanding and approach to social justice issues and diocesan social action ministry. The event also includes the Roundtable annual Membership Meeting. Topics at recent Symposia have included Food Justice, Faithful Citizenship, and Privatization of Prisons.