JustLove’s Earth Day Show

David R. Shuffler, Jr. & Richard Fuller

This week’s JustLove broadcast is focused on Earth Day 2017. Joining the show to talk about this annual event are two guests: Richard Fuller, President and CEO of Pure Earth, an international non-profit based in New York dedicated to solving pollution problems in low and middle income countries; and David R. Shuffler, Jr, Executive Director of Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, a Catholic Charities Affiliate.

 Msgr. Sullivan and Richard will be speaking about the work of Pure Earth, and how the cleanup of environmental pollution is one global problem that has very achievable solutions. 

David R. Shuffler, Jr. will be covering his the South Bronx based youth organization, which is dedicated to rebuilding the neighborhoods which it serves by preparing young people to become prophetic voices for peace and justice. Msgr. Sullivan and David will be discussing the Infrastructure Transformation work of Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, and how the group has been instrumental in efforts to revitalize the Bronx River Waterfront and Sheridan Expressway Corridor.

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The Church and Youth & Continuing to Make Lent Great Again!

Mehnaz Afridi & Fred Parrella

On this episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will be speaking with  Fred Parrella, Professor of Theology in the Department of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University in California,  and Mehnaz Afridi, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Manhattan College in the Bronx. 

Msgr. Sullivan and Prof. Parrella – who has been teaching at the Jesuit university based in Silicon Valley for 40 years – will be discussing the religious faith and practice of today’s college students, and what their often self-description as “spiritual, but not religious” bodes for the future, and what – if anything – can be done to counter this trend.

Prof. Afridi – who is also the Director of the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College will be discussing the practices of fasting, charity/service, and prayer in the Islamic Tradition as a continuation of our Lenten conversations on “Making Lent Great Again 2017!”

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Marching for & Defending the Human Dignity of Others

L-R: Jodi Ziesemer & Kristan Hawkins

On this week’s JustLove episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan speaks with two guests about the topic of protecting and preserving human dignity.

On the show, Kristan Hawkins, of President of Students for Life of America will be speaking with Msgr. Sullivan about the work of her organization. Recently, Kristan attended the Women’s March on Washington as well as the 44th Annual “March for Life.” They will be discussing her experiences at both marches.

Also on the show is  Jodi Ziesemer, Supervising Attorney for the Immigrant Children Advocacy and Relief Effort (ICARE) and the Immigration Court Help Desk at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York.  Msgr. and Jodi will be talking about her experiences this past weekend out at Kennedy Airport in New York City including responding “on the ground” to travelers who were affected by President Trump’s January 27th Executive Order. This order restricts immigration from seven Muslim majority countries, suspends all refugee admissions for 120 days, and bars Syrian refugee admissions indefinitely.

To learn more about the topics covered on this week’s show, visit the following links:

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Catholic Charities Centennial

L-R: Brendan Ryan & Bill Baccaglini

This week’s episode of will kick-off JustLove’s year-long, on-going commemoration and celebration of Catholic Charities Centennial. On the show, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will be speaking with Brendan Ryan, Trustee of Catholic Charities NY and Chairman of Draftfcb. Msgr. Sullivan and Brendan will be talking about the Centennial, the legacy of service provided by our 90 affiliated agencies throughout New York City and the Hudson Valley, and Catholic Charities commitment to a New Century of Help and Hope. Also on the show is Bill Baccaglini President and CEO at the New York Foundling, an affiliated agency of Catholic Charities. The New York Foundling is is one of New York City’s oldest and largest child welfare agencies providing over 20 different services to 27,000 children, families and individuals each year. Bill will be speaking with Monsignor about one of Catholic Charities Centennial Initiatives: “Dorming For Success” – a new groundbreaking college dormitory program that addresses the financial, social-emotional, and academic barriers to college success among youth in the Foster Care System.

To learn more about the topics covered on this week’s episode, visit the below links:

– The New York Foundling’s Website 

– New York State’s  Higher Education and Services Corporation – Youth In Care’s Paying for Higher Education web page 

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