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Who is my Neighbor: Confronting a Culture of Fear

February 29, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm EST

Beyond Boundaries Maryland and Catholic Charities of Baltimore are hosting the 41st annual social ministry convocation, titled “Who is my Neighbor: Confronting a Culture of Fear.”

Keynote Address:
Ansel Augustine, D. Min. Former director of the Office of Black Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, faculty member of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana.


8 a.m.–9 a.m. Registration, Awards Breakfast, and Social Ministry Fair

9 a.m.– 9:30 a.m. Welcome & Opening Prayer: Most Rev. Denis J. Madden

9:30 a.m.–10:15 a.m. Keynote Address: Ansel Augustine, D.Min.,

10:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Morning Workshops

11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Lunch & Social Ministry Fair

12:45 p.m.–1 p.m. Break

1 p.m.–2:15 p.m. Afternoon Workshops

2:15 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony & Closing Prayer Service

Workshops (see ticketing page for full workshop descriptions)

1. The Environment and Poverties: A Reflection on “Our Common Home” – Don Koza, St. John the Evangelist (Frederick)

2. The National Catholic/Labor Partnership Project – Dr. Clayton Sinyai, U.S. Catholic Labor Network; Terry Cavanagh, SEIU MD-DC; Chuck Hendricks, Unite Here; Fr. Ty Hullinger, Interfaith Worker Justice MD

3. Building Inclusive Communities in the Face of Fair Housing Challenges – Dan Pontious, Baltimore Metropolitan Council; Mary Bradford, Beyond the Boundaries

4. A Time for Healing: Bridging the Racial Divides – Sr. Gwynette Proctor, SND, Archdiocese of Baltimore Office of Black Catholic Ministries

5. Prophetic Advocates: Protecting Vulnerable Children Around the World – Mary Beth Iduh, Catholic Relief Services

6. Noticias y Actualizaciones de Inmigración (Spanish only)- Mikhael Borgonos y Giuliana Valencia-Banks, Esperanza Center

7. Ministry, Justice, and Mercy for Our Incarcerated Brothers and Sisters | Ministerio, Justicia y Misericordia para Nuestros Hermanos y Hermanas Encarcelados (English – AM and PM/Interpretado al Español de manera simultánea por la tarde) – Dcn. Paul Gifford and Mary Pat Donelan, Prison Ministers; John Barba, former recipient of prison ministry

8. Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Catholic Campaign for Human Development: Social Justice in Action – Gisele Ferretto, Geraldine Sicola, and Marge Trenkle, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Archdiocese of Baltimore Committee

9. Why Our Parishes Need LGBTQ+ Ministries: Creating a Safe Place for Conversations and Shared Stories – Members of parishes with LGBTQ+ ministries

10. Journeying Together on the path to Change: Working Cooperatively with Young People on Social Justice – Rudy Dehaney, Northeast Catholic Community

11. Trauma Informed Care – Brynez MB Roane, PhD, LCSW-C, St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore

12. Behavioral Health Disparities in Addiction Treatment – Karen Haughey, LCSW-C, Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Services

13. Who Is My Neighbor…Is Your Parish Ready for an Honest Conversation on Racism? | ¿Quién es Mi Vecino…? ¿Su Parroquia Está Lista para Tener unaConversación Honesta Sobre el Racismo? (AM Only, English with Spanish interpretation/Sólo por la Mañana – Interpretado al Español de manera simultánea) – Toni Moore Duggan, Joan Sattler, Delores Moore with members of the Racial Justice Circle

14. Welcoming the Stranger…Is Your Parish Ready for an Honest Conversation on Immigration? (PM Only) – Felipe Filomeno, UMBC, Latino Racial Justice Circle volunteer; with members of the LRJC


February 29, 2020
8:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
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Catholic Charities of Baltimore
Beyond the Boundaries Maryland


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