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FaithActs Summer Youth Theology Institute, June 15-19, 2020


Through immersion in Southeast Louisiana, engagement with the relevant sciences, and an exploration of Christianity's rich biblical and theological traditions, participants will discern how their faith can help make them leaders in support of creation and environmental justice. They can also earn 3 college credits or 40 hours of service. Participants

  • explore faith's implications for creation
  • have immersion experiences in local wetlands and neighborhoods
  • learn social analysis and theological reflection
  • collaborate with high school students from across South Louisiana and from across the country
  • undertake community service

Faith Acts invites students to think theologically and explore answers to questions such as:

  • What does faith require of us with regard to creation and environmental justice?
  • What is God's will with and for us?
  • What am I called to create?

We invite you to share in the great work of strengthening your faith, exploring your true self, asking big questions, and leading the future!

Daily Schedule

  • Breakfast
  • Morning prayer
  • Service immersion
  • Lunch and break
  • Afternoon instruction and reflection on theology and ecology
  • Reflection in small groups
  • Spiritual formation activity
  • Dinner
  • Service activity, excursion, or evening programming
  • Evening prayer and journaling
  • Lights out

Sample Activities

  • exploring the theology of creation, sustainability, missionary discipleship, Catholic Social Teaching, and Ignatian spirituality with Loyola University faculty
  • studying the implications of social justice for ensuring all members of the Earth community flourish
  • engaging in theological and ecological dialogue with peers, Loyola student mentors, and Loyola faculty
  • sharing faith in small group conversations led by Loyola student mentors
  • reflecting on what God is calling us to do with our lives
  • celebrating the liturgy
  • practicing finding God in all things


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For more information, please contact Diane Blair at 504-865-3399 or