Institute to Support Secondary School Religious Educators

4th Annual Workshop: Ethics and Social Justice

June 25 – 27, 2017
Notre Dame de Namur University
1500 Ralston Ave.
Belmont, CA 94002

$70 early bird registration through April 5
$80 after April 30

To register, send a check for the registration amount (check made out to Notre Dame de Namur University) to:

Dr. Marianne Delaporte – Kabir
Academic Unit Leader Religious Studies
Notre Dame de Namur University
1500 Ralston Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002


Jiwon Chung – Teaching Artist, Berkeley Repertory Theatre School ; Past President, Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed
Dr. Laurie Johnston – Assistant Professor, Theology and Religious Studies, Emmanuel College
Dr. Tom Massaro, S.J. – Professor of Moral Theology, Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
Michael Shaughnessy – Religious Studies Teacher, St. Ignatius College Prep.


Sunday, June 25

12:30 p.m.     Check-in
2:00 p.m.        Afternoon of Recollection
5:15 p.m.        Mass
6:30 p.m.        Dinner in the Sister Dorothy Stang Center

Monday, June 26

8:30 a.m.   Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m.    Check-in
9:15 a.m.    Dr. Tom Massaro – Mercy in Action: The Social Teachings of Pope Francis
Noon            Lunch
1:00 p.m.    Group work – bring your most effective teaching assignment for having students discuss controversial issues
5:00 p.m.   Dinner together
6:30 p.m.   Dr. Laurie Johnston – “Empowering Students to Respond to Complex Social Issues” in the Chapel.

Tuesday, June 27

9:00 a.m.    Light breakfast
9:30 a.m.    Jiwong Chung – Theater of the Oppressed
12:30 p.m.  Lunch
1:30 p.m.     Michael Shaughnessy – Theologically Informed Advocacy and Activism for Students

Past Workshops