We thus invite you to consider how you can engage with others of faith and non-faith in your communities and on line. Here is one suggestion. Interfaith Youth Core is helping us to do this through the power of social media.
Ideas matter. Ideas really, really matter. The problem is that some ideas are harmful. Recently, it feels like the voices of religious intolerance are everywhere in our politics and media. The story they’re telling is one of discord and division. It’s a story of a 21st century where suspicion and hostility is the norm. That’s the story right now. It’s time to change it.
This Lent, let’s change the story. Imagine the ways that interfaith cooperation can change the world for the better. Create a story or message – a simple picture, short essay, video, song, or something else – to inspire others. Then share it with the interfaith movement on our website and on social media using the hashtag #ChangeTheStory.
Care of Creation – The Newest from Pope Francis
Global Catholic Climate Movement
Concerned about human-made climate change and united by our Catholic faith, we came together as a movement of almost 100 Catholic organizations to care for God’s creation, for the poor–who are the most vulnerable to climate disruption–and for our children, who will face the worst impacts in the coming years. We encourage Catholics to renew our relationship with creation and with our brothers and sisters in poverty. JOIN US
Conversations Among Humanists, Atheists and Religious Believers
The Xaverian Missionaries began the COMMON GROUND PROJECT is an attempt to bring humanists, atheists and religious believers together in a dialogue and a search for common ground.
- We have a special Meetup group of 59 members where we meet monthly to build bridges across the secular/religious divide. Our next “Atheist/Theist Meetup” will be Sunday, February, at 3 pm at our Provincial House in Wayne, New New Jersey. If you are interested in joining us, register here. Check out and share our Common Group Social Network: CG Facebook Group – CG Twitter Feed
- Fr. Carl Chudy is guest blogger on The Secular Spectrum, a atheist blog that provides an opportunity to engage in dialogue with secularists in our search for “common ground.” His latest blog post is on “Rethinking our Relationship with the Cosmos.”
- We recently co-sponsored Common Ground 2015 with the American Humanist Association at Rutgers University, New Jersey. See more pics and videos here.
Learn the Missionary Saint whose Heart Encompassed the World
Explore our website exclusively dedicated to Saint Guido Maria Conforti, founder of the Xaverian Missionaries. In it we wish to highlight the deeds and vision of our father Father and Founder, “a bishop whose heart embraced the world.” Guido Maria Conforti was proclaimed “Saint” by Pope Benedict XVI at St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome, on October 23, 2011, World Mission Sunday. Over a hundred years have elapsed. Despite it sparse beginnings, that “small stone,” that tiny seed can today trace its offshoots to many lands, yet it retained its initial characteristic: to remain a “unpretentious family.” Xaverian missionaries are today present on four continents. From that sole sturdy stalk numerous spirited shoots sprout forth in continuity. These are the youth – of diverse churches, cultures, and nations – who commit themselves to serve within the universal Mission of the Church, to proclaim the “good news” to those who still know it not. More…
Our Mission & Vision
Inspired by St. Guido Conforti and St. Francis Xavier, we, Xaverian Missionaries, serve to keep the local Church aware of, engaged with and connected to the missionary mandate of the universal Church, principally by witnessing Jesus to those who have yet to know Him.
We are a religious missionary congregation of the Catholic Church that exclusively serves our commitment to share our faith beyond the boundaries of Christianity, with our brothers of sisters of different faiths and those who do not espouse any faith. We strive to inspire a new generation to the challenges this mission offers us today in a diverse and pluralistic world:
- Intercultural and interfaith dialogue;
- Advocacy for and solidarity with the poor;
- Sharing the legacy of our founder, St. Guido Conforti;
- Telling the stories and witness of our missionaries in the variety of ministries and countries where we serve.
As a community of brothers among brothers from a variety of cultural and continental backgrounds, we are messengers of God’s love, witnesses of hope, and builders of God’s Kingdom, together becoming an example to the wider Church and world community that it is possible to be one as Jesus wills. DOWNLOAD OUR FLYER HERE