I really take to heart the Catholic Social Teaching principle of “solidarity,” which states, “We are one human family whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economic, and ideological differences. We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, wherever they may be.”
I strongly believe we have a responsibility to care for our brothers and sisters, regardless of age, gender, religion, class, ethnicity, or race. As followers of Christ, it is our duty to question our leaders of government and compel them to act in a way that is just for all – especially the marginalized and oppressed. Every human being, no matter what social status, educational attainment, or any other label is a being created by God and deserves to be treated with the same love that God gives us.
I have been privileged to receive a wonderful education and to be able to live and work in Washington D.C., a city that influences the world. As a result, I believe I have a duty to actively work in a position that can impact others in a positive way. By following the principles of Catholic Social Teaching as a lens which to observe and analyze the world around me, I can faithfully and powerfully influence lives directly.
My role as the marketing, communications and media intern is to be the voice; to assist in being the bridge between the office of advocacy and outreach and the surrounding political world. My role is to make sure the message of the research interns gets communicated to people of influence in the most effective ways. Taking into account the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, I have the obligation to provide a space for all to participate, learn, and work toward justice for all.
*The content of these blogs are the personal reflections of the author and do not represent official Columban positions or statements