Join us for a year-long exploration of justice issues culminating in a spring break trip to Washington, D.C. The cohort meets regularly to discuss the intersection of justice and faith. Fellows participate in weekly service with a local community partner through a core course, The Great Conversation: Service and explore the issues of systematic problems, public justice and the common good. In the second semester, Fellows are encouraged to explore specific justice issues they have a personal connection to—creation care, poverty, adoption, education, etc. With a focus on Clifton Strengths, students are challenged to develop a personal growth plan and address deeper questions about justice, gain a better understanding of public policy and rethink their view of service.
The Richard F. Gross Justice Fellows focus on exploring personal understandings of the intersection of justice and faith, explore systemic issues facing communities today and create a personal development plan "to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God" (Micah 6:8, NIV). Using a holistic approach, Fellows gain firsthand experience of those working on the "front lines" through local service, visiting regional organizations and partnerships and considering national policy issues and the implications of decisions made at the federal level.