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Participants will engage in on-campus activites, gathering together three times a day for presentations and large-group activities and then will split up to undertake small-group and individual projects, engage in small conversation circles, and have time for prayer, worship, and individual reflection. Participants need to live within 100 miles of Loyola's campus or have relatives who do. 

Those who participate will

  • interact in person with fellow participants, Loyola mentors, staff, faculty, and the local South Louisiana environment around Loyola
  • stay in Loyola dorms
  • eat all meals on campus
  • receive a FaithActs t-shirt and other supplies

Tuition helps defray only a small part of FaithActs' expenses.  Generous scholarships are available if needed. 

For Parents

  • Current high school sophomores and juniors may apply. (During the summer they will be rising juniors and seniors.)
  • Students will receive instruction from Loyola faculty and reflect in small groups led by Loyola undergraduate student mentors.
  • All Loyola faculty, staff, and undergraduate student mentors follow Loyola's Minors on Campus Policy and are cleared through background checks to work with minors.
  • On-campus participants will follow guidelines established by Loyola and informed by national health standards. 
  • Students can elect to earn 3 college credits through additional work with Loyola faculty.
  • Students become eligible to apply for $1,000 scholarships to Loyola.

For High School Students

  • Apply ​Today!  
  • Earn 3 college credits! 
  • Become eligible for certain Loyola scholarships!
  • Work with Loyola undergraduates who are committed to faith and the environment and collaborate online with students from around the country. 
  • Explore questions about God, your faith, and its implications for how you live.
  • Discover God's call for your life.
  • Delight in the wonder of creation.
  • Pray and reflect with small groups.
  • Draw on the wisdom of Pope Francis.
  • Study the intersection of faith and science.
  • Analyze environmental threats and work for environmental justice.
  • Develop actions for sustainability.

For Religious Educators

  • We invite you to nominate participants who are ready to explore questions about creation, their faith, purpose, and call to faith leadership in the Church and world. 
  • FaithActs is informed by Loyola expertise and national best practices in religious education and in youth and young adult ministry. 
  • Students can earn 3 college credits by participating in the FaithActs Institute.

FaithActs goals are for participants to

  • Engage the Christian biblical and theological tradition as a resource that is compelling personally and communally, with an emphasis on Pope Francis and his Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home.
  • Discern ways to live out that faith in an increasingly complex, globalized, and polluted world.
  • See their baptism as a call to ministry and religious leadership, whether in the Church or in the world.
  • Develop their own faith-based project for environmental sustainability that can be implemented in their local high school or church parish.
  • Gain a greater appreciation for God’s creatures in support of solidarity.
  • Embody the mission of Loyola University New Orleans, especially as it aims at a more just world and places an emphasis on students being men and women with and for others.
     

For more information, please contact Judy Lavergne at 504-865-3399 or email jflaverg@loyno.edu.